Rehearsals resume Thursday January 3, 2019!
Rehearsals are at William J Johnston Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave, Colchester CT unless otherwise announced.
Dress rehearsal for the March concert will be Friday March 8th at Bacon Academy, our normal times. We have the auditorium scheduled for 5:30pm - 9:30pm, and will need help setting up chairs, risers, and instruments. There will be no rehearsal on Thursday March 7th, due to parent conferences being held at the school.
Please print and fill out the 2018-2019 Music Agreement; we also have copies of the form available at rehearsal.
Choir rehearses 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the choir room, Orchestra rehearses 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the band room; those members in both groups join the orchestra rehearsal at 7:30. 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!
The 2018-2019 season's planned concerts include:
Fall Concert: "Celebrating Bernstein & Friends", Sunday October 14, 2018 3pm, at Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415
Holiday Homecoming Concert: "From the End to the Beginning: Celebrating December and January Holidays in Story and Song", Saturday December 1, 2018, 6:30pm, at Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415
Spring Concert: "Soundtrack for Villains", Sunday March 10, 2019, 3pm at Bacon Academy High School, 611 Norwich Avenue, Colchester, CT 06415
Summer Concert: "Exotic Destinations", Sunday May 5, 2019, 3pm at Bacon Academy High School, 611 Norwich Avenue, 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.
Rehearsal Guidelines & Orchestra Etiquette
We have compiled this information to help our orchestra rehearsals be as effective as possible: Rehearsal Guidelines & Orchestra Etiquette
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
October 16, 2018 (Tuesday) WJJMS Band Room, 7pm - 9pm
December 4, 2018 (Tuesday) WJJMS Band Room, 7pm - 9pm
March 12, 2019 (Tuesday) WJJMS Band Room, 7pm - 9pm
May 7, 2019 (Tuesday) WJJMS Band Room, 7pm - 9pm
Music Planning Meeting: April 23, 2019 (Tuesday) WJJMS Band Room, 7pm - 9pm
Annual Meeting: Thursday May 2, WJJMS Band Room, 7pm (between choir and orchestra rehearsal)
CCO Board Meeting Minutes