After a long summer break, the Carroll County Community Orchestra is anxious to start rehearsing for its 2012-2013 season on Monday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
The first rehearsal will begin with a potluck and a rehearsal. The rehearsals usually last from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Berryville High School Band room.
The orchestra is always looking for new orchestra and band musicians of various ages and abilities to expand its group. Professionals, students, and those reuniting with their instruments are encouraged to join and no auditions are required.
The orchestra has a growing string section this year.
A separate string ensemble will be meeting at 5:15 p.m. starting on the first orchestra night. Anyone that plays a stringed instrument is invited to join the ensemble from 5:15 to 6:15 and then stay for the full orchestra rehearsal.
This year, the orchestra is happy to have Ken Smith come back to the conductor's podium again.
The Carroll County Community Orchestra is composed of non-professional musicians whose love of music keeps them coming together to play and perform.
The orchestra has thirty members from Carroll and Boone countites and beyond. Orchestra members range in age from 12 to 60-plus years old.