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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.
Rehearsals First Rehearsal July 18!

We hope that all are safe and thriving.

Now that Island County is in Phase 3 of the Governor's Covid-19 response paradigm, we can now consider some group activities. As the Board noted previously, it is likely that playing of wind and brass in a group setting poses an unacceptable degree of risk of Covid-19 transmission. However, we will now begin rehearsals with our string players.

The scores for three Mozart string quartets, as well as "A Little Night Music", have been posted on the website. We are not breaking into separate string quartets. Rather, we are sitting loosly in our sections six feet or more apart, masks on, everyone on his or her own stand, but the First Violins will all play the First Violin parts, the Second Violins will together play the Second Violin parts, etc...Thus, we will be able to hear the string quartets played by a string orchestra. Less experienced players can choose to sit in the back of their sections so they can follow along behind section leaders with no pressure and feel comfortable. We will schedule group rehearsals for Saturday afternoons at 3 pm in Cynthia's yard, starting July 18. Assistant Conductor Gabriela Garza will conduct.

Bring your Chair, Music Stand and clips or clothespins for securing the music in a breeze! Facilities will be by Porta-Potty, not indoor bathroom.

We are tentatively booked at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (WICA) for Friday evening, November 20! Of course, this depends on Covid-19 restrictions in place then. But we can hope!

Holiday Concert, First Reformed Church Oak Harbor, WA 12/6/2015

Concert Schedule

Tentative Concert Date:
November 20 at WICA!

(Governor Inslee permitting!)

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)