LOCATION: The band rehearses generally every
Thursday evening from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at the Homer
Senior High School band room on Route 281
in Homer, NY. Rehearsal schedules are published in the beginning
of the year to assist members to plan for suitable attendance.
SETUP/WARMUP: Members are requested to arrive 15 minutes early
to help assist in chair/music stand arrangements, location of
music folders, and to allow sufficient instrument warm up to permit
accurate band tuning.
REHEARSAL PROTOCOL: Rehearsal time is generally
at a premium, but should be fun and promote good times among the
band membership. However, please be respectful when the Conductor
is talking to assure that his instructions are heard throughout
MUSIC FOLDERS: Members are permitted to borrow music folders
and must sign them out at the end of the rehearsal in a sign-out
book in the music storage box. Members must find a way to return
borrowed folders to the next rehearsal, even if not attending
the rehearsal. Each music folder represents several hundred dollars
in investment, and therefore your diligent effort is required
to protect and secure it while in your possession.
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Announcements are usually given
verbally at the podium during rehearsal breaks. Occasionally,
written handouts are distributed during or after rehearsal.
The Cortland Old Timers Band is an equal-opportunity
organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, creed,
color, gender, national origin, religion, marital status, age,
disability, or sexual orientation. This nondiscrimination policy
applies to the eligibility for membership and all benefits entitled
by membership in the organization.