The UTM Orchestra is an ensemble of university and community musicians that performs one concert at the end of each semester. Anyone with experience playing a string instrument is welcome to join the Orchestra. The ensemble performs standard and new works for string and full orchestra.
There is no audition required to perform in the UTM Orchestra. Simply complete this short registration form. Rehearsals are on Mondays from 5:30-7:30 starting the first week of each semester.
Given the lingering issues of the global pandemic, the following protocols will be in place for Martin Community Band Rehearsals during the Summer of 2021:
- Vaccinations: individuals who are fully vaccinated will not be asked to wear a mask or use a bell cover on their instrument. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be asked to wear a mask when not playing, use a bell cover on their instrument while playing, and to physically distance when appropriate.
- Space: extra space will be utilized during indoor rehearsals.
- Sanitization: items that are used by multiple people should be wiped down before being used by another musician, i.e., percussion implements. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance to the Band Rehearsal Hall.
- Break: a rehearsal break will be taken to allow for any accumulated aerosols to be cleared by the air handler.