Darby Orchestra eNews, December 2, 2015: Celebration Concert Updated information

Hello Darby Orchestra members and families,

Here is a quick update on plans for the upcoming Celebration Concerts; this is a copy of the eBlast that was sent out from Darby High School Tuesday, Nov. 24, with a few additional details. Read on…

In the eBlast dated November 6, it was announced that the Darby Celebration Concert would be held this year in downtown Columbus, at the Capitol Theatre at the Riffe Center. Since that time, a number of logistical concerns have come to our attention that significantly complicate staging the event as intended at the new site. It has therefore become the better option to return the concert to its original site, the Darby Performing Arts Center (PAC), but with several changes from past years to attempt to address the space, crowding, and safety issues that led to the search for an alternate venue in the first place.

The performance nights will still occur as previously announced, on Monday Dec. 14 and Tuesday Dec. 15, but at the Darby High School PAC. Also, these will be two different concerts, each with its own roster of performing groups.

The Monday Dec. 14 concert will feature performances by:
Concert Choir
Chorale
Jazz Ensemble
Concert and Symphonic Bands
Concert Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra

Concert and Symphony Orchestras will have a dress rehearsal on Monday 12/14 beginning 7th period. Orchestra students should be prepared to stay as long as needed to complete this rehearsal. More details on dress rehearsal will be given to orchestra members in class.

The Tuesday concert will feature performances by:
Symphonic Choir
Women’s Chorale
Big Band
Wind Ensemble
Chamber Orchestra

Chamber Orchestra will have a dress rehearsal on Monday 12/14 beginning 7th period. Orchestra students should be prepared to stay as long as needed to complete this rehearsal. More details on dress rehearsal will be given to orchestra members in class.

We hope this arrangement will afford each group a chance to shine, while lessening the overall number of students at each event. This will also lessen the overall time commitment for students by reducing most students’ performance schedule to one night instead of two. Start time will be 7:00pm for both concerts. Each concert will be free and open to the public.

We regret any inconvenience the changes of venue may have caused, and appreciate your flexibility and support as we continue to work to make each performance experience the best it can be, for your children and for our community. We look forward to sharing our upcoming performances with you!