Rehearsals resume September 5th.
*** September 19, 2019 Rehearsal will be at Marlborough Congregational Church, 35 S Main St, Marlborough, CT 06447. Please bring your own music stand. ***
Rehearsals are at William J Johnston Middle School, 360 Norwich Ave, Colchester CT unless otherwise announced.
Please print and fill out the 2019-2020 Music Agreement; we also have copies of the form available at rehearsal.
Choir rehearses 6:00 - 7:30 PM in the choir room, Orchestra rehearses 7:00 - 9:00 PM in the band room; those members in both groups join the orchestra rehearsal at 7:30. Remember to come to rehearsal with your annual dues payment ($35 adults/$15 students) as you are required to pay dues in order to bring music home.
September 19, 2019 Rehearsal will be at Marlborough Congregational Church, 35 S Main St, Marlborough, CT 06447. Please bring your own music stand.
November 28th (Thanksgiving)
December 12, 19, 26 - winter break
March 12th (parent conferences)
April 16th (school vacation)
Please support our groups by selling an ad or message to be included in our Holiday AND Spring concert programs! Click here for the form and instructions. Additionally, a letter has been put together that you can use when selling ads. Thank you!
The 2019-2020 season's planned concerts include:
Fall Concert: "Oldies but Goodies", Saturday October 19, 2019 6:30pm
Holiday Homecoming Concert: "Songs from Childhood", Saturday December 7, 2019, 6:30pm, at Colchester Federated Church, 60 Main Street, Colchester, CT 06415
Spring Concert: "Marches in March", Sunday March 8, 2020, 3pm
Summer Concert: "Animated Movies", Saturday May 16, 2020, 6:30pm
Other Important Information:
Recruit, recruit, recruit!!!!! We need singers and musicians in every section!
If you have friends or family who might be interested in our group, please pass this message along. The choir is in need of all voice parts. This is an amateur community group, that sings a variety of music types--popular, classical, folk, sacred, Broadway. We take adult voices; high school students are welcome. The orchestra rehearses on Thursday nights, 7:30 pm to 9 pm. Please show up a bit early to warm up; we will start playing at 7:30.
Annual dues are $35 for adults, $15 for students, and help fund our new music and costs to hold concerts. Dues are required in order to bring music home with you.
Keep the orchestra in mind as you make your way around Connecticut, particularly if you are involved in musical activities. We are particularly in need of string players, French Horn players, percussionists, and a bassoonist. All others are, of course, always welcome.
Rehearsal Guidelines & Orchestra Etiquette
We have compiled this information to help our orchestra rehearsals be as effective as possible: Rehearsal Guidelines & Orchestra Etiquette
Minutes to recent board meetings are posted below.
Colchester Choir & Orchestra Scholarship
The CCO scholarship application is available for this year's high school seniors who have been members with us for two or more years, participating in at least 3/4 of our concerts over the last two years.
Scheduled CCO Board Meetings
Quarterly Board Meeting: October 22, 2019 (Tuesday) WJJMS Band/Choir Room, 7pm - 9pm
Quarterly Board Meeting: December 12, 2019 (Thursday) WJJMS Band/Choir Room, 7pm - 9pm
Quarterly Board Meeting: March 12, 2020 (Thursday) Location TBD, 7pm - 9pm
Annual Meeting: May 7, 2020 WJJMS Band Room, 7pm (between choir and orchestra rehearsal)
Music Planning Meeting: Date, time & location to be announced
Quarterly Board Meeting: May 21, 2020 (Thursday) WJJMS Band/Choir Room, 7pm - 9pm
CCO Board Meeting Minutes