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Parents' rosters

Organising the activities of very active youth orchestras is no easy task and involves a huge commitment of time and energy from our Musical Directors and 'backroom' staff. But this commitment alone still isn't enough to ensure that everything runs smoothly. This is where our Parents' roster comes in! Operating the roster effectively requires that a number of parents be present to supervise at each rehearsal. (This is essential not least to satisfy the requirements of our insurers.)

In short, if your child - or children - is/are involved in one, or both, of our orchestras, you will be required to participate in the supervision roster. Don't worry, however: the duties are not at all onerous. Generally speaking, being on the roster requires that you attend, on average, one rehearsal per term. ('To attend' means simply that you arrive at the start of the rehearsal, help to ensure that the rehearsal hall is set up with chairs, music stands, seating platforms, and so on... and that the hall is left as it was found when the rehearsal finishes.)

If, in exceptional circumstances, you cannot attend on a rehearsal night to which you have been assigned, you are asked to notify the Orchestra administrators in advance so that a substitute can be found for you.

Click the graphics above, on the right, to download the current rosters.