Thank you for your interest in participating in the Orlando Concert Band! We are always seeking qualified musicians for our organization.
Please complete a MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION REQUEST FORM, and read the following information:
The Orlando Concert Band is among Central Florida’s finest wind ensembles and membership in the Band is by audition only. To minimize disruptions prior to performances, audition periods are scheduled only for certain times of the year. Our audition process is quite simple: you play with us for up to four rehearsals, after which the Music Director, Section Leader, and Board of Directors, determine whether your musicianship is at an acceptable level. If there is a concert scheduled during your audition period, the Music Director will determine whether you will perform in that concert. You will be notified in writing shortly after the Board of Directors takes action on your membership status.
We have two levels of membership: full-time active and substitute. Active membership is reserved for those who are available and willing to participate in weekly rehearsals and scheduled performances and is dependent on a vacancy in the section for which the musician has applied. Annual dues for active members are $25.00 and are due in January of each year.
Substitute membership is for those who either cannot make a full-time commitment or for which a vacancy currently does not exist in the section, but who can be available for a concert should an active member be unavailable. When needed, substitute members will be asked to attend a specific number of rehearsals, as determined by the Music Director, to prepare for a concert. Substitute members may request active status when vacancies occur in the appropriate section. Substitute members are not required to pay annual dues.
We rehearse every Thursday evening, year-round, with a short break in the summer, from 7:30pm – 9:30pm in Orlando.