Category Archive: Concert Etiquette

Attendance Policy

Members are expected to make every reasonable effort to attend all rehearsals and concerts. For maximum rehearsal effectiveness, this entails members arriving on time and remaining for the complete rehearsal. Members are to contact section leader, conductor or other member in advance of missing or arriving late for a rehearsal or concert. In the event …

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Rehearsal & Concert Etiquette

John Thomas, the conductor of the Tawas Community Band and a former member of Bay Concert Band, took the following article from the Journal of the Association of Concert Bands.  It is written by Thomas Proctor, who is the personnel manager, chairman-of-the-board and principal horn of the Greater Miami Symphonic Band. The article is “Rehearsal and …

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Etiquette & Professionalism

Stage deportment is often neglected by conductors and teachers. Getting the right notes, rhythms, dynamics, phrasing, and so on are so important that the subject of etiquette is often forgotten until the first bow at the concert. The following is a simple and very brief set of guidelines that will help project the individual performers, the …

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