Rehearsals

General Rehearsal Information

Unless otherwise noted, rehearsals take place in the Fine Arts Building on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University in Savannah.

  • Serenade Strings, Lyric Strings, and the Repertory Youth Orchestra all meet on Saturday morning.
  • The Armstrong Youth Orchestra (AYO) rehearses on Sunday afternoon.

Rehearsal Schedule by Ensemble:

Planning Ahead? Take a look at some important dates for the Spring 2020 orchestra season:

Spring 2020 Important Dates


Serenade Strings Ensemble (SSE)

Unless otherwise indicated, Serenade Strings rehearsals are Saturday mornings from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Rehearsals will be in Room 202 (choir room, second floor) in the GSU Fine Arts Hall of the Armstrong Campus. Please arrive at 9:15 to tune and set up.

  • September 7: First Rehearsal Canceled
  • September 14: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 21: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 28: Regular Rehearsal & Final due date for T-shirts
  • October 5: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 12: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 19: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 26: Please arrive at 9:10 am so our rehearsal can begin exactly on time. Go directly to the Recital-Room #206 upstairs. After our short Dress Rehearsal, you can change into your costumes. After our Dress Rehearsal and before the Concert begins – please put your violin cases on the tables in the hallway near our normal rehearsal room. You must be in your costume, seated in your seat on the “stage” at 11:15.
  • October 26: Halloween Concert @ 11:30 a.m.
  • November 2: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 9: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 16: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 23: Dress Rehearsal (Morning time TBA)
  • Sunday, November 24: Fall Concert @ 3 p.m.


Lyric Strings Ensemble (LSE)

Lyric Strings (LSE) rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings from 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Rehearsals will be in Room 202 (choir room, second floor) in the GSU Fine Arts Hall of the Armstrong Campus. Please arrive at 10:15 to tune and set up.

  • September 7: First Rehearsal Canceled
  • September 14: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 21: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 28: Regular Rehearsal & Final due date for T-shirts
  • October 5: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 12: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 19: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 26: Please come at 10 a.m. wearing your costume to rehearsal. LSE students will leave your cases in the choir room #202 (our normal rehearsal room). We will have our Dress Rehearsal in the Recital Room that morning. After the Dress Rehearsal, please wait for the concert to begin in our normal rehearsal room (#202).
  • October 26: Halloween Concert on Stage @ 11:30 a.m.
  • November 2: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 7: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
  • November 9: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 16: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 23: Dress Rehearsal (Morning time TBA)
  • Sunday, November 24: Fall Concert @ 3 p.m. (Warm-up rehearsal at 2 p.m.)


Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO)

The Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO) rehearsals are on Saturday mornings from 10:00 – 12:15 in the GSU Fine Arts Band Room of the Armstrong Campus. There will also be several weeks when the ensemble will break into sectionals – those locations will be announced in advance and posted in the lobby. Please arrive no later than 9:45 to tune and get set up.

  • September 7: First Rehearsal Canceled
  • September 14: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 21: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 28: Regular Rehearsal & Final due date for T-shirts
  • October 5: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 10: EXTRA THURSDAY Rehearsal 6:30-8:30 pm
  • October 12: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 19: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 26: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 2: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 7: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
  • November 9: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 14: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
  • November 16: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 23: Dress Rehearsal (Morning time TBA)
  • Sunday, November 24: Fall Concert @ 3 p.m. (Warm-up rehearsal at 2 p.m.)


Armstrong Youth Orchestra (AYO)

The Armstrong Youth Orchestra (AYO) rehearsals are on SUNDAY afternoons at 2:15 till 4:30 in the GSU Fine Arts Band Room of the Armstrong Campus. There will also be several weeks when the ensemble will break into sectionals – those locations will be announced in advance and posted in the lobby. Musicians should arrive no later than 2 p.m. to tune and get set up.

  • September 8: First Rehearsal Canceled
  • September 15: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 22: Regular Rehearsal
  • September 29: Regular Rehearsal & Final due date for T-shirts
  • October 6: Regular Rehearsal Canceled
  • October 10: EXTRA THURSDAY Rehearsal 6:30-8:30
  • October 13: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 20: Regular Rehearsal
  • October 27: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 3: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 7: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
  • November 10: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 14: Extra THURSDAY Rehearsal
  • November 17: Regular Rehearsal
  • November 22: AYO Dress Rehearsal 6:30 – 8:30
  • Sunday, November 24: Fall Concert @ 3 p.m. (Warm-up rehearsal at 2 p.m.)