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The Whidbey Island Orchestra was formed in 2007 to provide quality musical experiences
for young and adult musicians of Whidbey Island and for our community.

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Community support is vital for Whidbey Island Orchestra. Although our adult musicians pay dues, these provide less than half of our operating expenses.

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Whidbey Island Orchestra

WIO at WICA December 2019

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 membership@whidbeyorchestras.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.

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From the Music Director, July 22

Dear Orchestra~

Well, we're still dealing with Covid 19 restrictions as the numbers of infections rise in our state and the nation. As of Monday we have been reduced to only 10 people at an outdoor gathering, so I've chosen a small group of string players from the members who showed up last Saturday to be our core learning group for the Mozart program. Those who are in this group have received emails already, so if you haven't been invited, you're not part of this initial group.

Those who are will work intensively with Gabriela and myself to learn these quartets so that when the time comes to open up our rehearsals we have string section leaders to help everyone else learn their parts. We all look forward to this and hope it happens soon, but for right now this is how we are accommodating our situation.

This is the best we can do for the time being and hope the rest of you understand why we can't open this up yet. We now have edited string parts up on our website, however, and if you'd like to download and learn your parts, this would be incredibly helpful for when we can all be together again.

Deana Duncan from WICA has invited us to perform this program on November 20th, and we have, with a lot of contingencies, accepted her invitation. This will be done, if it's going to happen at all, socially distanced with masks, and only if the Governor allows it and we can do it safely. There are a lot of things in play here, but we're trying to remain viable and optimistic.

To all of our brass, woodwinds, and percussion and keyboard players: we are so anxious to have the orchestra back together again. We're looking forward to actually getting to perform "Fiesta Latina!" with everyone. You are not forgotten or unloved, believe me.

Keep the faith. Keep practicing. We are all still Whidbey Island Orchestra, and we will emerge better than ever, I promise you.


2019-2020 Concert Season

Halloween Concert: October 25 and 27, 2019
Christmas Concert: December 13 and 15, 2019
Special Night Before Christmas at WICA December 22, 2019
Featuring David Ossman
Fiesta Latina: March 6 and 8, 2020 (CANCELLED)
Featuring Andre Feriante
Mother's Day Emerging Artist Concert: May 8 and 10, 2020 (CANCELLED)