MEMBERS’ NOTES AND INFORMATION

2021-2022 Season Schedule

All rehearsals at
West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA
Room MU-14 unless otherwise noted, see below for more information on West Valley College COVID-19 protocols.

Rehearsal Schedule – Set Two

Monday, November 29

7:30 BEETHOVEN Symphony 5, IV, I, II, III (trombones – please be present at the beginning of rehearsal)
8:20 Break
8:50 BEETHOVEN I, II, III

West Valley College COVID-19 protocols MUST be followed – be sure to Declare Your Vaccination Status!
Only students who have declared their vaccination status AND are fully vaccinated OR exempt and completing weekly on-campus COVID-19 testing are allowed to attend on campus classes or activities. Please go online to find our vaccination policy, protocols, and declaration link. Vaccination exemption requests can be found here. Everyone coming to campus is required to complete a Daily Health Assessment on go.westvalley.edu or the WVC Go App. Be prepared to show your checkmark ✅ to enter campus.

Additional  COVID Safety protocols for all Winchester Orchestra members:
For String players:
-Masks should be worn indoors – throughout rehearsal – at all times
For Wind players:
-Wear masks at all times when not actively playing, and ideally wear one of the masks below while playing (especially important for brass players)
-Bell covers required on trumpets, preferable for other winds
-Brass spit valves emptied onto disposable pads
-Wind instruments seated minimum 6 feet from others; trombones 9 feet

Resources: Masks/Bell Covers for wind players
https://www.nemc.com/masks-and-bell-covers/
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Wind+Instrument+Bell+Covers&ref=nb_sb_noss
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Wind+Instrument+masks&ref=nb_sb_noss_2
https://www.amazon.com/Gator-Double-Layer-Magnetized-Performance-GBOM-XSMALLBK/dp/B08H5VKK22

Monday, December 6

7:30 BRUCH (low brass – please be present at the beginning of rehearsal)
8:10 BEETHOVEN IV
8:20 Break (low brass dismissed)
8:50 BEETHOVEN I, II, III
9:20 PIAZZOLLA

Monday, January 31
Monday, February 7
Monday, February 14
Monday, February 21 – NO REHEARSAL (Presidents’ Day)
Monday, February 28
Monday, March 7 – SECTIONAL
Monday, March 14
Friday, March 18 – Dress Rehearsal @ 7:30pm, Lincoln Glen Church
Sunday, March 20 – Performance @ 7:00pm, Lincoln Glen Church

Program:  FANTASY AND FATE
Julian Brown, violin

PIAZZOLLA Libertango str, 5’
BRUCH Scottish Fantasy 2222-4231-tmp+2-hp-str, 30’
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 3223-2230-tmp-str, 31’

Rehearsal Schedule – Set Three
Monday, April 4
Monday, April 11
Monday, April 18
Monday, April 25
Monday, May 2
Monday, May 9– REHEARSAL WITH ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR
Monday, May 16
Friday, May 20 – Dress Rehearsal @ 7:30pm, Lincoln Glen Church
Sunday, May 22 – Performance @ 7:00pm, Lincoln Glen Church

Program:  SIMPLY INSPIRED
Bill Palmer, violin
Jevon Gegg-Mitchell, conductor (Smetana)

SMETANA The Moldau 3222-4231-tmp+3-hp-str, 12’
VAUGHAN-WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending 2122-2000-1perc-str, 13’
BORODIN Polovtsian Dances 3222-4231-tmp+5-hp-str, 14’
LISZT Les Preludes 3222-4231-tmp+3-hp-str, 16’