For Musicians

Rehearsal Schedule

7:00 pm to 9:15 pm every Wednesday (exceptions for holidays, etc)
Harvest Baptist Church, 7493 Old Mill Trail, Boulder

COVID vaccinations required for all players. Masks optional.


Holiday Concert – December 17

Concert Date: Saturday, December 17, 4pm
Where: United Church of Christ, 1500 9th Ave, Longmont

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, December 16, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: UCC, concert location

The Nutcracker (Tchaikovsky) – Overture only

Sleigh Ride from 3 German Dances (Mozart) – movement 3

Carol Symphony (Hely-Hutchinson) – check your email!

Fantasia on Greensleeves (Vaughan Williams) – flute, harp and strings only

Christmas Eve Suite (Rimsky-Korsakov) – cuts TBD

Other music coming soon – pieces with singers


Winter Concert – March 18

Concert Date: Saturday, March 18, 4pm
Where: United Church of Christ, 1500 9th Ave, Longmont

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, March 17, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: UCC, concert location

Symphony No. 3 (Saint-Saëns)

Coriolan Overture, Op. 62 (Beethoven) – maybe, might cut for time

Student concerto movements TBD.


Spring Concert – May 20

Concert Date: Saturday, May 20, 4pm
Where: United Church of Christ, 1500 9th Ave, Longmont

Dress Rehearsal: Friday, May 19, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Where: UCC, concert location

Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven) – to be confirmed, but start practicing now!


Musicians will:

  • Print and bring their own music (links below)
  • Bring their own stands
  • (Full orchestra members) contribute $5 to $10 per rehearsal, to the extent they feel they can (tax deductible)
  • Show up in a timely manner, warmed up and ready to play at 7:00
  • Provide section contact, mailing list coordinator, and roster-keeper with full name, email, and daytime phone number
  • Coordinate with their section contacts regarding covering their parts during absences, and regarding last-minute communications (e.g. cancellations due to weather)
  • Generally help set up and clean up rehearsal space
  • Communicate to their section contact their commitment to performing (or not performing) a particular concert, within the first 3 weeks of a rehearsal cycle.
  • Within understandable family and work constraints, avoid missing too many rehearsals.
  • Members are also encouraged to participate in the King Soopers/Safeway card program to the benefit of FCO.

See the Players Handbook for complete orchestra policies.


Instructions for Printing Music from IMSLP

  • Follow the link provided
  • Scroll down to the heading “Sheet Music”
  • Click the “Parts” tab under “Sheet Music” (or it may say something like “Arrangements and Transcriptions”)
  • The first section might say something like “Flute 1 2” followed by “13 More”. Click on “More” and scroll down to your part
  • This will take you to a page that asks to to acknowledge that the music is in the public domain. Click on “I accept this disclaimer, continue to download file” link
  • This will take you to a countdown page where they ask you for money. Donate if you like, IMSLP has been great for us! Otherwise just wait a few seconds.
  • Ignore the ad in a box at the top that says START DOWNLOAD
  • Just under the ad, after the countdown, click on “Click here to continue your download.”
  • Now you should be at a printable PDF. Yes this is a little involved but you’ll get used to it after a couple of times.

Join the Executive Committee

There is an Executive Committee (EC) meeting the first Wednesday of each month before rehearsal at 6:00pm. We would love for more players to show up and participate in the planning of our next season, and discussions of how to make our organization better and stronger.

We need the help of more people — we are a self-run orchestra and all of the work is done by members. The same members have been doing this work for a very long time, and the EC is very much in need of new energy and help. Please come to the next meeting and find out ways you could help out.

See other volunteer opportunities

Thanks to all, and we are excited about the future of FCO!