About Us

History

Early history of the Churchlands Community Orchestra is available in an extract from the orchestra’s first newsletter.

Rehearsals

Rehearsals begin at 7.30pm.  Please be in your seat with your instrument ready to play.  Observe orchestral etiquette with respect for our conductor and do not talk unnecessarily during the rehearsal.

Your rehearsal parts will generally be supplied through email.  If you do not have a reliable email account, your section leader will be able to run off an additional copy for you.  Please ask.

Bring your own music stand if you have one and a pencil and eraser to annotate your music with performance marks as required.

If you can make the time, practise between rehearsals to increase everyone’s enjoyment.

Once a month (on a roster) one section of the orchestra provides a small supper and we take a 20 minute break at 8.30pm for a cuppa and chat, getting to know more of each other’s story if desired. We request a gold coin donation on supper nights to replenish the tea & coffee supplies etc.

We do not rehearse on a Monday which is a public holiday and we generally do not rehearse on the Monday after a concert.  After the final concert in December each year there are no more rehearsals until February the following year.

Membership & fees

Membership fees are currently $80 annually (2019).  There are no student or pensioner discounts but if you genuinely have a problem with your fees, please speak to the President. If you join the orchestra later than July 1, half the annual fee is acceptable that year.

Please pay your fees to the Treasurer as early in the year as possible.  Cash or cheque can be placed in an envelope labelled with your name.  You will be given a receipt.   We also accept direct bank deposits.

Please give the Secretary your full name, address, telephone number and email address.  Remember to keep these up to date.

Concerts

We hold concerts two or three times each year in various venues generally on a Sunday afternoon. You will be given advance notice of the concert time, place and program.  If you are unable to attend a concert, please advise your section leader and the conductor as soon as you know.

We do not have a concert ‘uniform’ and the conductor will inform you of the required attire before the concert so that we look like a coordinated team.

Please encourage your family and friends to attend the concerts.

At times, our concerts might be recorded and uploaded online for general viewing.  If you have any objections to your image appearing on social media, please let us know.

All Together Now: Playing with the Churchlands Community Orchestra  

View a short documentary about our orchestra here:

Contact for prospective members

Martin Lodge, President   martin@reislodge.com