Community support is vital for Whidbey Island Orchestra. Although our adult musicians pay dues, these provide less than half of our operating expenses. We depend on the voluntary donations we receive for our primary community support.
Mail donations to us at: PO Box 1451, Freeland, WA 98249
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The Whidbey Island Orchestra consists of strings, winds, brass and percussion of all abilities and backgrounds.To join the community orchestra or for more information, please contact our membership administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mission of the Whidbey Island Orchestra is to foster a positive musical experience for its musician members and for our local community. We perform for the love of music and for the opportunity to spread the joy of music to Whidbey Island audiences, be they residents or visitors.
History of the Whidbey Island Orchestra
Our Mother’s Day concerts this year will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland, on May 14. The theme is ‘Hidden Gems’ – that is, the talent within the orchestra. We are playing a variety of eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth cenury music with solos on violin, viola, cello, and trombone.
After our ‘Celebration of Disney’ concerts March 31 and April 2 we will take a break on April 6 and resume rehearsals on April 13, 6:30 pm at Island Church in Langley. The first two rehearsals will be conducted by Gabriela Garza; then Cynthia Morrow will take over and conduct the concerts.
Full orchestra will play Beethoven’s ‘Egmont Overture’ and accompany soloists on three other pieces; strings will accompany three more pieces. We have a couple of pieces in reserve if the group is ambitious. Scores have been posted on the ‘Info for Members’ tab on the orchestra website. The password has not changed – if you need it, please let us know.
We welcome new members who play at intermediate or advanced level, without an audition. Fees are $40 for one set of concerts or $75 for two sets, and need not be paid in advance – fees are due when you play the concert.
So please come out and join us April 13 and subsequent Thursdays!