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Rehearsals resume Thursday January 3, 2019!

Rehearsal Information

Rehearsals are at William J Johnston Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave, Colchester CT unless otherwise announced.

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!

Concerts

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.

Additional Information

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

Board Meetings

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

October 16, 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

July 12, 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

March 15, 2018 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

May 17, 2018 Annual Meeting Minutes

December 7, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

September 5, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

July 13, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

May 25, 2017 Annual Meeting Minutes

March 23, 2017 Quarterly Meeting Minutes

December 8, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

August 4, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

May 5, 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

March 29, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

January 5, 2016 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

November 10, 2015 Special Meeting of Appointment to replace Member-at-Large (Choir)

November 10, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

July 23/August 18, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

May 21, 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

March 26, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

January 8, 2015 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

July 18, 2014 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

May 8, 2014 Annual Meeting Minutes

April 21, 2014 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

January 9, 2014 Quarterly Board Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2013 Quarterly Board Meeting MinutesPlannin


CCO By-Laws (May 2017)

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