The 2020-2021 JSO rehearsal calendar will be published at a later date.
Each participant will be allowed only two absences during the preparation time for each concert. If a third absence occurs, participation in the upcoming concert is at the discretion of the conductor and will require an audition of your part for the conductor. If a fourth absence occurs or your third absence is the Dress Rehearsal, the conductor will decide whether or not you will be allowed to play in the concert, with or without an audition.
If you are unable to attend a rehearsal or sectional for any reason you must submit an excuse with the reason for your absence and turn it into the orchestra secretary, two weeks prior to your anticipated absence.
For an illness or family emergency: Notify your Orchestra Secretary before the scheduled rehearsal time, by email or calling your orchestra secretary or by leaving a message at the SYSO office (206.362.2300).
Missing a scheduled dress rehearsal is unacceptable. Even if you have not missed any rehearsals for that concert period, missing a dress rehearsal puts your participation in the upcoming concert at the discretion of the conductor. If you are to miss a dress rehearsal, regardless of the issue, prior notification is required.
Giving less than a months’ notice of your absence from a concert puts your remaining participation in the SYSO program in jeopardy and at the discretion of the conductor and Music Director.
A late arrival to a rehearsal is disruptive. If you are late to rehearsal or sectional it will be counted as a half absence. Being late to rehearsal twice will be counted as one absence.
Males: Black dress slacks, black dress shoes, black socks, long sleeve white dress shirt, plain black tie (no bow ties). Tennis shoes and jeans (or jean-like trousers) are not acceptable.
Females: Skirt: Long black skirt (miniskirts are not acceptable). If wearing a skirt, dark or black hose is required. Dress Pants: Nice black dress pants are acceptable, jean-like pants are not acceptable. Blouse: Neatly pressed white, 3/4 to long sleeved blouse (tucked in); no sweaters. Shoes: Black dress shoes, no sandals, or tennis shoes. If wearing an open toed shoe, black hose are REQUIRED. Jewelry: Please make all jewelry selections and hair adornments unobtrusive.
The orchestra secretary aids the conductor in scheduling and coordinating rehearsal, taking attendance, and answering questions. The orchestra secretary is your primary resource for information.