The AMHERST SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA rehearses every Tuesday and Thursday evening while school is in session, from 7-9:30 p.m. The orchestra recesses for 15 minutes, at either 8:15 or 8:30 p.m. for social time and the traditional "candy break." Hard copies of the tenative rehearsal schedule are distributed at the first rehearsal for each concert set, but detailed Sunday night e-mails to the orchestra supersede the hand-out (given that last-minute adjustments, taking into account student conflicts, are often made). Dress rehearsals may be scheduled for the evening immediately prior to performances, or the afternoon on the day of a performance, based on availability of Buckley Recital Hall.
Rehearsals are generally closed to the public, but exceptions for prospective students, family members, friends and other Five College students, faculty or staff are routinely made; please write email@example.com for permission to attend rehearsals.