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Break time roster

Alternating between 3 groups:

  • Violins and violas 
  • Woodwinds (Flutes, Clarinets, Oboe & Bassoon) and Brass (Trombone, Trumpet, French Horn)
  • Cellos

A reminder that if you are on break duty you need to do the following:

  • Bring snacks to share. Could be a packet of biscuits or chips, a cake, bread and dips, some fresh fruit. Easily shareable food is best.
  • One person will need to get 1 litre of milk as their contribution. Please arrange in the previous rehearsal or get some from the supermarket across the road  when arriving.
  • Set up the tea and coffee, get out cups, turn on the urn at the start of rehearsal.
  • Help set up and pack up chairs
  • Wash the dishes, clean kitchen area and leave it sparkly for the next group to use.
  • Please contribute, it is sad to see when the same people help every time and others don’t.

2020 Roster 

Rehearsals MOVED ONLINE for the rest of 2020 due to the COVID-19 restrictions.
Use the zoom Meeting ID in the Squawkestra Update email sent prior to the rehearsal to join.

February 6 – Violins and Violas
February 20 – Woodwinds and Brass
March 5 – Cellos
March 19 – Violins and Violas
April 2 – Woodwinds and Brass
April 16 – Cellos
April 30 – Violins and Violas
May 14 – Woodwinds and Brass
May 28 – Cellos
June 11 – Violins and Violas
June 25 – Woodwinds and Brass
July 9 – Cellos
July 23 – Violins and Violas
August 6 – Woodwinds and Brass
August 20 – Cellos
September 3 – Violins and Violas
September 17 – Woodwinds and Brass
October 1 – Cellos
October 15 – Violins and Violas
October 29 – Woodwinds and Brass
November 12 – Cellos
November 26 – Violins and Violas
December 10 – Woodwinds and Brass

Principal Players

Squawkestra is introducing Principal Player positions for each of our rehearsal seasons.
A Squawkestra Principal Player will need to –

  • Be willing to lead a sectional rehearsal on a regular basis
  • Be willing to assist orchestra members with questions during sectional rehearsals (musical and other).
  • Be supportive and encouraging to orchestra members
  • Provide support to conductor as required
  • Be willing to commit to all rehearsals in a rehearsal season
  • Be willing to give it a go!

Expressions of interest will be taken from orchestra players by completing a Principal Player Application and it is expected that these roles will be rotated through interested orchestra members.

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