Rehearsals resume March 22, 2018! No rehearsal April 19th (school break).
Rehearsals resume March 22, 2018! With winter upon us, please note that school cancellations also cancel CCO rehearsals. Rehearsals will generally be at William J Johnston Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave, Colchester CT, or occasionally at Bacon Academy High School, 611 Norwich Ave, Colchester, CT (when WJJMS is not available).
There will be no rehearsal on the following dates:
- Thursday January 4, 2018 - cancelled due to storm
- Thursday March 15, 2018 - CCO board meeting
- Thursday April 19, 2018 - school break
Please print and fill out the 2017-2018 Music Agreement; we also have copies of the form available at rehearsal.
Our primary rehearsal location is William J. Johnston Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave, Colchester, CT. When there is a scheduling conflict for WJJMS, we will meet at Bacon Academy High School, 611 Norwich Ave, Colchester, CT if that is available. Rehearsal location is at WJJMS unless otherwise specified, and those dates will be listed on this page as we get detailed scheduling information.
Choir rehearses 6:00 - 7:30 PM, Orchestra rehearses 7:30 - 9:00 PM. Remember to come to rehearsal with your annual dues payment ($35 adults/$15 students) as you are required to pay dues in order to bring music home.
Please support our groups by selling an ad or message to be included in our Holiday AND Spring concert programs! Click here for the form and instructions. Additionally, a letter has been put together that you can use when selling ads. Thank you!
This season's concerts include:
- Broadway Musicals Fall Pops Concert: Saturday October 14, 2017, 6:30pm, at Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave, Colchester CT 06415
- Holiday Concert - Saturday December 2, 2017, 6:30pm, at Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415
- Classical Concert - Sunday March 11, 2018 3pm, at Bacon Academy, 611 Norwich Ave, Colchester CT 06415
- Summer Pops Concert - Saturday June 2, 2018, 6:30pm, at Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main Street, Colchester CT 06415
Other Important Information:
Recruit, recruit, recruit!!!!! We need singers and musicians in every section!
If you have friends or family who might be interested in our group, please pass this message along. The choir is in need of all voice parts. This is an amateur community group, that sings a variety of music types--popular, classical, folk, sacred, Broadway. We take adult voices; high school students are welcome. The orchestra rehearses on Thursday nights, 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Please show up a bit early to warm up; we will start playing at 7:30.
Annual dues are $35 for adults, $15 for students, and help fund our new music and costs to hold concerts. Dues are required in order to bring music home with you.
Keep the orchestra in mind as you make your way around Connecticut, particularly if you are involved in musical activities. We are particularly in need of string players, French Horn players, percussionists, and a bassoonist. All others are, of course, always welcome.
Minutes to recent board meetings are posted below.
Colchester Civic Orchestra Scholarship
The CCO scholarship application is available for this year's high school seniors who have been members with us for two or more years, participating in at least 3/4 of our concerts over the last two years.
Scheduled CCO Board Meetings
September 5, 2017
December 7, 2017 - Cragin Library, Zagray Room 6:30pm - 8pm
March 15, 2018 - WJJMS Band Room 7pm - 9pm
July 12, 2018 - Location TBD
CCO Board Meeting Minutes