Sign up for The Deerfield Orchestra

Open to students, faculty, and staff, the Deerfield Orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings in the Concert Hall, directed by Mr. Bergeron. We have an exciting year planned for the long-anticipated return of our orchestra. This Fall, we’ll be performing Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker for a production with the Deerfield Dance Program. In February, we’ll be collaborating with the Deerfield Chorus for a program conducted by Dr. Pfitzer, and in the Spring we’ll feature the winners of the Senior Concerto Competition and travel to Six Flags New England to compete in the Music In The Parks program. All string players are welcome. Winds, brass, percussion, and keyboard participation will be repertoire-dependent.

The Orchestra rehearses on Tuesday evenings after sit-down, 7 – 8:30 pm. Ninth- and tenth-graders will be allowed to return to study hall promptly after the end of rehearsal. Our first rehearsal will be on Tuesday September 7. It’s important that every musician is present at every rehearsal.

Other important dates:

Friday December 10 at 7 pm: Tech rehearsal for The Nutcracker
Saturday December 11 at 7 pm: Dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker
Sunday December 12 at 2 pm: Performance of The Nutcracker (call time will be earlier)
Friday February 18 at 7 pm: Deerfield Orchestra concert in collaboration with the Deerfield Chorus
Friday May 6 at 7 pm: Final Deerfield Orchestra concert featuring Senior Concerto Competition Winners
Saturday May 7: Six Flags Music In The Parks. Competition in the morning, followed by a day at the park.

The deadline to sign up is this Sunday, September 5. Sign up using this form.

Questions? Email Orchestra Director Mr. Bergeron.