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.

  • 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 BAND ROOM by 5:00.

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.