For Musicians

Rehearsal Schedule

Every Wednesday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (exceptions for holidays, bad weather, etc)
Arrive early — downbeat is at 7!

Location: Harvest Baptist Church, 7493 Old Mill Trail, Boulder

COVID vaccinations required for all players. Masks optional.

Summer Concert

First rehearsal will be June 7

June 7 order:

1. Brahms Academic Festival Overture
2. Tchaikovsky March Slav
3. Smetana The Moldau
4. Sal’s “Aegean Suite”
5. Beethoven 9th -Movement 3 only (We will only be performing the 3rd movement for the Summer Concert but will begin practicing all movements since we are planning a Fall Performance of the entire piece)

Tchaikovsky Slavonic March, Op.31

Smetana The Moldau

Brahms Academica Festival Overture, Op. 80

Beethoven 9 mvt. 3

Marmolejo Aegean Suite

Shostakovich Festival Overture TBD

Marquez Conga del Fuego TBD

Music Suggestions

Let us know what you want to play!

Specific pieces, eras/genres, and general theme suggestions are welcome.

Fall Concert – October

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

Future Concert

Lady Alexandria – original ballet composed by our bassist Salvador Marmolejo

Musicians will:

  • Print and bring their own music (links above)
  • Bring their own stands
  • 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 a Volunteer Committee

In addition to the Board, various volunteer committees assist with planning concerts and running the orchestra. This includes suggesting music repertoire and concert dates, finding concert venues and soloists, advertising and promotion, setup and cleanup at rehearsals, and all the logistics involved in putting on our concerts.

See other volunteer opportunities