The CCSO season runs from September until May. CCSO has orchestra rehearsals that take place during a Fall session (mid September until mid December) and a Winter session (mid January until mid March). Each orchestra session costs $230. In the Spring, (April until mid May) CCSO organizes ensemble groups only. Ensemble sessions cost $175. CCSO takes a break over the Summer.
Potential members should be willing to, even if they are not yet completely confident, to play pieces with up to 2 sharps or flats. Members should also be playing in two to three positions on their instrument.
Our two hour orchestra rehearsals occur once a week, on Tuesday evenings. Rehearsals begin with about one hour of instrument specific sectionals led by a coach. The second hour is a full orchestra rehearsal. This varies slightly from week to week. Toward the end of each session, more time is spent as a full orchestra. during the last week of our 10 week session, we present a short informal concert. At CCSO, we strive to create a supportive and positive environment.