String Orchestra (STO) 5:00-6:30PM
Symphony Orchestra (SO) 6:00-8:45 PM
Wind Ensemble (WE) 7:00-8:45PM
Rehearsals: Musicians should plan to be at the rehearsal on time allowing time to unpack, tune, and be ready to begin rehearsal promptly. Weekday rehearsals are held on Thursday evenings, with the exception of the dates noted in RED. Occasionally the ensembles may hold sectional rehearsals which will alter the start and/or end time of a rehearsal. Notices of any change in rehearsal time will be provided in the weekly email blasts. Weather related cancellations (i.e. snow dates, power outages) are based on the Ridgefield Public Schools building closures.
Location(s) for in-person rehearsals for the 2022-23 season will be in music wing of Scotts Ridge Middle School in Ridgefield, CT except when school events require the space. Alternative locations are generally in other Ridgefield Public School buildings as indicated.
Alternate Location: East Ridge Middle School, 10 East Ridge Rd, Ridgefield, CT
Alternate Location: Ridgefield High School, 700 North Salem Rd, Ridgefield, CT
Alternative Location: Barlow Mountain Elementary School, 115 Barlow Mt. Road, Ridgefield, CT
Abreviations: SRMS, ERMS, RHS, BMES – schools listed above
SO – Symphony Orchestra, WE -Wind Ensemble, STO – String Orchestra, DR – Dress Rehearsal
Fall Concert Cycle – completed!
(Rehearsal at SRMS and on Thursday evenings unless otherwise noted in red.)
Winter Concert Cycle
December 1 – rehearsal
December 8 – rehearsal
December 15 – rehearsal
January 5 – rehearsal
Monday, January 9 – Concerto Competition
January 12 – rehearsal
January 19 – rehearsal
January 26 – rehearsal
February 2 – rehearsal
February 9 – rehearsal – ERMS
February 16 – rehearsal – back to SRMS for one week, then…
March 2 – rehearsal – ERMS, SO to perform at Meadowridge -pre-concert performance!
Sunday, March 5th – Concert, Clune Auditorium, Wilton High School, 4pm
Wind Ensemble Dress Rehearsal Call Time: 10:45AM, Dress Rehearsal 11AM to 11:45 AM
Bagel Break for Musicians performing with multiple ensembles 11:45 to 12:10pm
Symphony Orchestra Dress Rehearsal Call Time: 12:00PM, Dress Rehearsal 12:15 to 2:15PM
String Orchestra Call Time: 2:15PM, Dress Rehearsal 2:30 to 3:15PM & stays on site
Concert Call time for WE & SO Musicians: 3:30pm (Musicians may remain on site as needed after DR)
Spring Concert Cycle
March 9 – rehearsal – ERMS
March 16 – rehearsal – ERMS
March 23 – rehearsal – ERMS
March 30 – rehearsal – RHS!!!!
April 6 – rehearsal
April 20 – rehearsal
April 27 – rehearsal –Open House Night!
May 4 – rehearsal
May 11 – rehearsal
May 18 – rehearsal
May 25 – rehearsal
June 1 – rehearsal
Sunday, June 4 – Concert -VPAC @ WCSU (location pending)
Auditions for 2023-24 – June 6, 7, & 8, 2023