Community Orchestra

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The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra is a place where we can come together with other community members, to build friendships and enjoy playing a wide variety music. We are a non-audition group which means we are reaching out to those that are or who may have been part of, music ensembles (such as junior high, high school or college) and are interested in performing again in an orchestra.

Rehearsals:

We are excited to move rehearsals this year to a music room at Vista Heights Middle School (484 Pony Express Parkway, Saratoga Springs, Utah). This change provides a greatly improved setting, not only in terms of acoustics, but also in our ability to have enough space to accommodate our growing number of members.

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule:

Rehearsals are the first, third and fifth Thursdays of each month from 7-9pm as follows:

  • February 3, 17
  • March 3, 17, 31
  • April 14
  • April 28
  • May 2 (concert)
  • May 5, 19
  • June 2 (@ Neptune Park)
  • June 6 (concert)

The May 2 concert will be in the Vista Heights Auditorium and the June concert will be at Neptune Park as part of the City's Summer Monday Funday concert series and Chalk Art Contest. 

   *Please remember to bring your instrument and music 

How to join us:

The Orchestra is currently accepting new members and would love to have more Strings

To help offset the additional cost associated with the new rehearsal space, we are asking members to register and contribute a modest $30 towards the orchestra program at the following link: 

https://secure.xpressbillpay.com/portal/?refer=sscommunityevents

If you have more than one family member participating in the orchestra or if you have other circumstances that would make it difficult to contribute, we still want you to participate in the program! Please just email Dan Fritch, the director, to sign-up. dfritch800@gmail.com 

Facebook Group

For more information, we have a Facebook group (Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra). You are welcome to join at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509633232662037/

FAQs

Why join?

  • · You get to play a variety of great music
  • · There are only 2 or 3 rehearsals a month
  • · You can make new friends by joining with others in performing music in a fun environment.

This is your chance to be part of our community orchestra and provide festive concerts for your family, friends, and community. Please don’t miss out on being a part of the orchestra this year. AND if you know of other talented family and friends that would love to perform in an orchestra with you, please invite them to join as well! We currently have about 60 members. This year we would love to double, if not triple, the number of string players!

What music will we work on?

Saratoga Springs Arts Council and other sponsors have again generously provided us with music for the season. We will be working on some of the following music for these concerts:

Members are also encouraged to select their favorite numbers to perform with the group as solos or group ensembles. 

What level is the music?

Because we are a non-auditioned group, and due to limited rehearsal time, our music is about a Medium or level 3 or 4 (high school) level. 

When and where are the concerts?

  • Monday, April 18th, Vista Heights Middle School
  • Monday, June 6th, Neptune Park

What is the cost to join?

We ask for a modest $30 contribution to offset the costs of the program.

How Do I Sign up?

go to: https://secure.xpressbillpay.com/portal/?refer=sscommunityevents