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                                Cowichan Camerata String Orchestra (CCSO) Information & Policy Statement


                                                    Spring-Summer Term 2021  (Updated May 28, 2021)


This orchestra began in autumn 2006 as an opportunity for string players of varying abilities to gather and produce

beautiful music for the community. Commitment to practice and attend rehearsals consistently is expected to achieve

best possible performances at end of term concerts. During the current pandemic it is essential to follow our provincial

health officer’s orders as well as the CCSO COVID-19 Safety Plan in order to protect ourselves and each other. In doing

so we will together keep the risk of acquiring and/or spreading the coronavirus at the lowest possible level.

Potential new members are requested to have a meeting with the Music Director accompanied by a Board member, if

possible, for evaluation purposes to determine readiness to play with the orchestra and whether lessons may be

recommended before joining.

Orchestra dues for the 2021 spring-summer outdoor season have been set at $60/adult and $50/youth (< 19 years of

age) for the seven-week term that our Music Director Chris Redsell is available for. Dues provide necessary funds for

paying conductor fees and covering other operating costs including venue rental and insurance.

Rehearsals will be held on Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.—12:30 p.m. at the Evergreen Pavilion in Cobble Hill. A commitment

to arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of rehearsals (30 minutes before concert performances) is required in

order to set up your own chair, music stand and tune up instrument, etc. Members who must miss a rehearsal should

notify their section leaders if possible or else the Music Director. Rehearsal audio recordings may be made available to

catch up on the director’s instructions. The conductor reserves the right to inform certain members if they have not

attended enough rehearsals and are not sufficiently prepared to perform with the orchestra in concerts.

The Board is envisioning the orchestra performing two small private mini-concerts on the final Saturday of the term July

10th

, the first at the Evergreen Pavilion from 11 a.m. to 12 noon, and then the second in the mid-afternoon, possibly at

Fairbridge Commons Picnic Shelter similar to what was done in the summer of 2020.

Ongoing operations of the orchestra are handled by an elected or appointed Board of Directors. Please consider serving

on the Board of Directors for a two-year term. Our website www.cowichancamerata.org and Facebook page Cowichan

Camerata String Orchestra are periodically updated with information including upcoming concerts. Those interested in

joining are welcome to contact us at info@cowichancamerata.org . Please sign below indicating that you agree to abide

by the orchestra policies outlined above, that you assume any risks of participating and that you are aware that

rehearsals and concerts may be recorded (audio and visual) for learning purposes and publicity. Please return this

signed document to the Board President or Secretary.


____________________________________________ (print member name). Cell Phone #: _______________________.


________________________________________ (signature of member/guardian). Date: _______________________.


Email: _____________________________________________________. Home Phone #: ________________________.

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Harwood Reimer,
Jun 14, 2021, 8:04 AM
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Harwood Reimer,
Jun 14, 2021, 8:10 AM
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