Welcome new players!! You will find our culture to be both challenging and nurturing. As a community ensemble, you might be sitting between a young up-and-comer and a seasoned master.
We do not hold formal auditions, but rather schedule informal meetings with the Director, and occasionally, the section leader, to chat, and hear a tiny bit of music. Placement in the sections is based upon the overall sound of the ensemble, not "challenges" or auditions each term.
Program 1 of the 2019-2020 season:
Dress/Tech: Tuesday, 10/22 onstage at the HBT
Sunday, October 27th 2:00 p.m. show, TBA 1:00 Call!
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.
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.
NCTD SPRINTER/BREEZE: Cost $24 per month if you already have a Compass Card. If not there is an initial $2.00 fee to purchase a re-loadable Compass Card for a total of $26 the first month. As long as students retain their Compass Cards and present them for reloading at the time of pass renewal, the rate is $24 per month in subsequent months.
If you are interested in playing with the PSO, please fill in this contact form with your instrument and experience. We will reach out to speak with you and set up an audition if applicable.