Rehearsals

Update Regarding Feb. 20 and 23 for DSE, LSE and SSE:

Students and parents of Debut Strings, Lyric Strings, and Serenade Strings – we have an important rehearsal schedule change to announce! The previously cancelled rehearsal on Saturday, Feb. 23 is now back on the schedule! Please plan to rehearse on Saturday, Feb. 23 at your normal place and time.

Originally, this date was cancelled for DSE, LSE and SEE, and a makeup rehearsal was to be held on Wednesday, Feb. 20th.

However, rehearsal can now be held as usual on Saturday, Feb. 23, so there will be no makeup rehearsal on Feb. 20th. Please update your calendars! Many thanks.

General Rehearsal Information

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

  • Debut Strings, 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:

Important Spring 2019 Dates for DSE, SSE, LSE and RYO

January 9: Auditions for New Students
January 19: First rehearsal
Wednesday, Mar. 13: Make-up rehearsal
March 16: St. Patrick’s Day. NO Rehearsal
April 20: Yes, having Rehearsal
April 27: Dress Rehearsal
April 28: Spring Concert (Fine Arts Auditorium) @ 6:30PM

Important Spring 2019 Dates – AYO Only

January 9: Auditions for New Students
January 19: Sr. Concerto Competition
January 20: First rehearsal
Wed. March 13: Make up rehearsal
March 17: St. Patrick’s Day. NO Rehearsal
April 21: Easter Sunday. NO Rehearsal
April 25: Dress Rehearsal
Monday, April 29: AYO Spring Concert (Fine Arts Auditorium) @ 6:30PM


Debut Strings Ensemble (DSE)

Unless otherwise indicated, Debut Strings (DSE) rehearsals are Saturday mornings from 9 – 9:55. Rehearsals will be in Room 202 (choir room, second floor) in the GSU Fine Arts Hall of the Armstrong Campus. Please arrive at 8:45 to tune and set up.

  • January 19 First Rehearsal
  • January 26 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 2 NEW location, First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • February 9 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 16 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 2 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 9 First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • March 13 Wednesday, Rehearsal starting at 5:00pm
  • NO REHEARSAL Saturday, March 16
  • March 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 30 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 4 Thursday, Rehearsal Time TBA
  • April 6 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 13 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 20 YES, Regular Saturday Rehearsal (Easter Weekend)
  • Saturday, April 27 Morning Dress Rehearsal (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report directly to the stage (regular time – 8:45)
  • Sunday, April 28 Spring Concert at 6:30 (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report directly to the stage at 5:50

Serenade Strings Ensemble (SSE)

Unless otherwise indicated, Serenade Strings rehearsals are Saturday mornings from 10 – 11 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 9:45 to tune and set up.

  • January 19 First Rehearsal
  • January 26 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 2 NEW location, First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • February 9 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 16 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 2 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 9 First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • March 13 Wednesday, Rehearsal starting at 6:00pm
  • NO REHEARSAL Saturday, March 16
  • March 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 30 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 4 Thursday, Rehearsal Time TBA
  • April 6 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 13 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 20 YES, Regular Saturday Rehearsal (Easter Weekend)
  • Saturday, April 27 Morning Dress Rehearsal (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report directly to the stage (regular time – 9:45) Wear normal clothes…not concert clothes
  • Sunday, April 28 Spring Concert at 6:30 (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report directly to the stage at 6 p.m.

Lyric Strings Ensemble (LSE)

Lyric Strings (LSE) rehearsals will be held on Saturday mornings from 11 – 12:30. Rehearsals will be in Room 202 (choir room, second floor) in the GSU Fine Arts Hall of the Armstrong Campus. Please arrive at 10:45 to tune and set up.

  • January 19 First Rehearsal
  • January 26 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 2 NEW location, First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • February 9 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 16 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 2 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 9 First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • March 13 Wednesday, Rehearsal starting at 7:00pm
  • NO REHEARSAL Saturday, March 16
  • March 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 30 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 4 Thursday, Rehearsal Time TBA
  • April 6 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 13 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 20 YES, Regular Saturday Rehearsal (Easter Weekend)
  • Saturday, April 27 Morning Dress Rehearsal (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report to room #202 (Choir room) at 10:20. Wear normal clothes…not concert clothes.
  • Sunday, April 28 Spring Concert at 6:30 (Fine Arts Auditorium). Please report to room #202 (Choir room) at 5:30.

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.

  • January 19 First Rehearsal
  • January 26 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 2 NEW location, First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue) STRINGS ONLY No Winds/Brass (GMEA Honor Band)
  • February 9 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 16 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • February 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 2 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 9 NEW location, First Presbyterian Church (520 Washington Avenue)
  • March 13 Wednesday, Rehearsal starting at 6.30pm
  • March 16 NO REHEARSAL
  • March 23 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • March 30 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 4 Thursday, Rehearsal starting at 6.30pm
  • April 6 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 13 Regular Saturday Rehearsal
  • April 20 YES, Regular Saturday Rehearsal (Easter Weekend)
  • Saturday, April 27 Dress Rehearsal (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report to Room 206 (11:00 – 1:30)
  • Sunday, April 28 Spring Concert at 6:30 (Fine Arts Auditorium) Please report directly to Room 206 by 5:15.

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.

  • January 20 First Rehearsal
  • January 27 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • February 3 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • February 10 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • February 17 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • February 24 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • March 3 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • March 10 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • March 13 Wednesday Rehearsal at 6:30
  • NO REHEARSAL March 17
  • March 24 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • March 30 NO REHEARSAL
  • April 4 Thursday Rehearsal at 6:30
  • April 7 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • April 14 Regular Sunday Rehearsal
  • April 21 NO REHEARSAL (Easter)
  • April 25 THURSDAY DRESS REHEARSAL at 6.30 p.m.
  • MONDAY, APRIL 29 Spring Concert at 6:30 (Fine Arts Auditorium). Please report directly to the STAGE by 5:15.