General Information

Concert Dress:  Boys should wear black dress pants & a jacket, white shirt, black bow tie, black shoes & black socks. It does not have to be a tux.  A black suit is fine. Girls should wear black floor length skirts or dress.  No spaghetti straps, strapless or slits up to the thigh.  Black pants are fine.

Festival: For the past several years we have participated in a music festival at Hershey Park.  In the past, the festival was held at a school near Hershey and then we went to Hershey Park for the day.  The awards ceremony was held at Hershey Park later in the day.  We plan to do another trip this year.  During this event, concert dress is worn for the performance and then the students change into their RSJSO t-shirts & shorts or jeans depending on the weather.  Everyone has a lot of fun & last year we had a lot of parents go to the amusement park too.  We got group rate tickets for the parents.  The student’s ticket to the park is included in the festival fee.  More to come.

Concert tickets: Tickets for the RSO concert are strictly handled through the RSO box office.  Closer to the Holiday concert date, tickets will be available for sale at rehearsal.  They are also available at the door.

Phone chain:  We will use this in the event of bad weather if we need to cancel a rehearsal or if there is a last minute location change.

Rehearsals: Rehearsals start promptly at 9:00 am.  Everyone should be tuned & in their seat by that time.  So please be there by 8:45 am to give yourself time to unpack your instrument, sign in, find your seat & tune.

Finally, A Word on Snacks:  Please remember the reason why we the students joined the orchestra…. for good snacks!  Please remember your day for snacks and drinks.  The students are disappointed when there are slim pickings.