ever got good without practice and neither did any organization.
Hold up your end of the effort and practice past the point where you rehearsed
in your orchestra rehearsal or sectional each week.
your equipment. That means instrument, bow, MUSIC (don’t depend upon
the other guy), pencils (at least two with erasers on them), rosin, and
a cleaning cloth. We do keep a record of neglect.
point of trying to stop playing the instant the conductor stops conducting
you. Listen to what the conductor says even if he’s not talking directly
to your section — what he says may apply to you and it will save
time if he doesn't have to stop and tell you also. Write in any “helps”
you need. Be ready to play instantly when the conductor begins to
ANY “EXTRA” NOISE
talk, play your instrument, or pluck your strings while the conductor is
SIT UP AND
PLAY WITH GOOD POSTURE
have more fun if you put more of “you” into your group’s rehearsal.
And, you definitely will be considered a more valuable player. This
is a major factor in picking first chairs.
CONDUCTORS AND SECTIONAL ASSISTANTS
YOUR BEST ATTENTION AND COOPERATION
who works with you is a qualified musician and you’re expected to learn
you can from them. They deserve your utmost in cooperation and attention.
Any report to the contrary will be viewed as an extreme case of bad manners
and will be dealt with accordingly.
don’t leave anything behind when you leave—especially your MUSIC.
HELP TO PUT THE HALL BACK IN ORDER WHEN YOU LEAVE unless there’s another
rehearsal following yours.