Rehearsals will begin promptly at 6:45 pm in Room D-6, so please plan to arrive 10 to 15 minutes early so that we are set up and ready to tune at 6:45 pm.  Please plan to remain for the entire rehearsal, unless dismissed earlier.  Sectionals for both strings and winds will be held during regular rehearsal times and are scheduled or TBA.


The bulk of what we do as musicians occurs during rehearsals.  The quality of the collective musical experience is dependant upon individual effort and responsibility, both during and in between rehearsals.  Please be prompt and have your parts prepared.  If you are unable to attend a regular rehearsal, please contact your section leader ASAP and arrange for a sub.


Dress rehearsals will be held at the designated performance venue during the week of each concert or D6.  Attendance at these rehearsals is Mandatory.  If you have a conflict with any of these rehearsals, please provide me with a written statement of the conflict date and reason ASAP.   

Concert Attire



- Long (to the calf or longer) black dress; long black skirt or black dress pants

- Black dressy top, long sleeves or short sleeves are permitted only (No cap sleeves or sleeveless)

- Black dress shoes only, (please no flip flops)

- Skin colored hose or stockings

- Minimum of jewelry and no perfume, please


- Black tuxedo or black suit

- Short or long sleeve button down white collared dress shirt with a black bow tie

- No cummerbunds are required

- Black jackets are required to be worn on stage

- Black dress shoes with black socks

- No cologne, please



Upcoming Repertoire

October program

Mendelssohn, Selections from "Midsummer's Night Dream" - Nocturne, Intermezzo, Scherzo, Wedding March (not overture)

Gershwin, Piano Concerto in F, movement 1

Mozart, Flute Concerto in G Major, movement 2

December program

Joan Tower, Sixth Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman

Dvorak, Symphony No. 8 in G Major

April 2020

Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor

May 2020

Beethoven Leonore Overture

Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs


Parking Info

All students, regardless of status: 

Either $5 per night in student parking lot(s) OR purchase a $40 per semester parking permit.  You must pick up the permit at the Cashier’s Office.  No one, except faculty, is allowed to park in the faculty lot in front of the “D” building (lot 1).  If you choose not to purchase a parking permit you will be parking at your own risk and the PAD cannot assume any responsibilities.



All information about the course can be found in the syllabus. Click below to download a copy of the 2017 syllabus. 



The PSO is a functioning class of Palomar College. In order to support our wonderful activities, rehearsals, performances and leadership, all members of the PSO must register for the appropriate class.


First time members must obtain a Palomar ID at, then register for course MUS 198 for their first 4 semesters. Music Majors must fill out a "Petition to Repeat" form after their first four semesters. Community members may register for class NMUS 998 AFTER they have used up their first four semesters of MUS 198.