rehearsal requirements

PRACTICE YOUR MUSIC
Nobody 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.

COME PREPARED
Bring 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. 

REHEARSE ATTENTIVELY
Make a 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 conduct again.

DON’T MAKE ANY “EXTRA” NOISE
Don’t talk, play your instrument, or pluck your strings while the conductor is talking. 

SIT UP AND PLAY WITH GOOD POSTURE
You’ll 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.

GIVE ALL CONDUCTORS AND SECTIONAL ASSISTANTS
YOUR BEST ATTENTION AND COOPERATION

Everyone who works with you is a qualified musician and you’re expected to learn as 
much as 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. 

Please don’t leave anything behind when you leave—especially your MUSIC

PLEASE HELP TO PUT THE HALL BACK IN ORDER WHEN YOU LEAVE  unless there’s another rehearsal following yours.

 



  Tucson Junior Strings 
Dennis Bourret, Director
6426 East Eli Drive
Tucson, AZ 85710-8741
Telephone (520) 465-1334
e-mail: dbourret@cox.net
 
 

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