Rehearsal Information

Encino Community Center, 4935 Balboa Blvd, Encino, CA 91316

Our season runs from September through April and is divided into two semesters. Students auditioning for the fall semester do not need to reaudition for the winter/spring semester. Additional students may join mid-year for the winter/spring semester as orchestra openings permit. Students are expected to continue their instrumental study while in the orchestra.

Rehearsals take place on Sunday afternoons 12:30-5:30pm. Except in the case of illness, permission to miss rehearsal must be obtained at least two weeks in advance. In order to participate in the concert, at most two rehearsals will be excused in a single semester. Attendance at the scheduled dress rehearsal, which takes place one week before the first concert each semester, is mandatory for each orchestra member.

We always give two performances at the end of each semester and occasionally schedule additional special performances. Attendance at every scheduled performance is mandatory for each orchestra member.

(Subject to Change)


Fall 2020 Rehearsal/Concert Schedule
August 15 and 16 Auditions via Zoom for 2020-2021 Season
August 23, 2020 LAYO Fall Orientation via Zoom 2:00pm to 4:00pm
August 30, 2020 Rehearsal #1 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
September 6, 2020 No Rehearsal / Labor Day
September 13, 2020 Rehearsal #2 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
September 20, 2020 College Prep 101 w/ LAYO Alums
September 27, 2020 No Rehearsal / Yom Kippur
October 4, 2020 Rehearsal #3 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
October 11, 2020 Inside the Music with Russell/ LA Phil special guest
October 18, 2020 Rehearsal #4 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
October 25, 2020 Audition Prep 101 w/ LAYO Alums
November 1, 2019 Rehearsal #5 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
November 8, 2020 Inside the Music with Russell/ LA Phil special guest
November 15, 2020 Rehearsal #6 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
November 22, 2020 Rehearsal #7 – 12:30 to 5:00pm
Spring 2021 Rehearsal/Concert Schedule
January 10, 2021 Spring 2021 Auditions
January 17, 2021 First rehearsal and LAYO General Meeting 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
January 24, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
January 31, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
February 9, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
February 7, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
February 14, 2021 NO REHEARSAL / President’s Day
February 21, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
February 28, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
March 7, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
March 14, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
March 21, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
March 28, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
April 4, 2021 NO REHEARSAL / Easter Holiday
April 11, 2021 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
April 18, 2021 Mandatory Dress Rehearsal 12:30pm – 5:30pm at the Encino Community Center
April 25, 2021 Concert at Encino Park
April 26, 2021 Concert at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena
May 15 & 16, 2021 Auditions for 2021-2022 Season
May 23, 2021 Rehearsal #1 – Carnegie Hall
May 30, 2021 NO REHEARSAL – Memorial Day Weekend
June 6, 2021 Rehearsal #2 – Carnegie Hall
June 13, 2021 Rehearsal #3 – Carnegie Hall
June 16-19, 2021 Carnegie Hall tour

First Rehearsal and Potluck

The first rehearsal of each semester includes a general meeting from 1:45 to 2:30 which all parents, faculty, staff, board members and students should plan to attend. 

Schedule: 

12:15PM Concert Orchestra strings meet at ECC Women’s club 

1:45PM all other students arrive at ECC Women’s club 

General Meeting at ECC Women’s club 1:45 – 2:30 

2:45 rehearsal resumes for all students 

4:00 end of rehearsal for Concert Orchestra string students 

5:30 end of rehearsal for all other students

Rehearsal

Rehearsals are on Sunday afternoons from 12:30-5:30pm. Except in the case of illness, permission must be obtained at least two weeks in advance to be excused from a rehearsal, and at most two rehearsals will be excused in a single semester.

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal

The “dress” rehearsal, which takes place one week before the first concert of each semester, is a regular rehearsal except that attendance is mandatory for every orchestra member. (No special clothing is required.)

Concert

Attendance at the concert and the rehearsal before the concert are mandatory.

Performance Attire

LADIES: All Black 

Ankle length black skirt, black dress pants (no black jeans, jeggings or leggings) or long-sleeve (wrist length or 3/4 length sleeve) black dress 

Black dress blouse, preferably long-sleeve (wrist length or 3/4 length sleeve). T-shirts or other casual shirts are not appropriate. 

Black nylons, black tights or black socks (no bare legs) 

Black closed-toe dress shoes (no sandals, flip-flops or other casual shoes) 

Minimal or no jewelry, no accessories or anything that detracts from the appearance of the ensemble. 

GENTLEMEN

SUNDAY AFTERNOON CONCERT: Black dress pants, black coat, white shirt, black dress shoes with black socks. LONG, DARK TIES. 

MONDAY EVENING CONCERT: Same as Sunday but with BLACK BOW TIE.

Parking and Directions for Schoenberg Hall

UCLA Schoenberg Hall
445 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Parking Lot 2 

From Hilgard Ave., enter the east side of the campus at Westholme Ave. An immediate left turn leads to Parking Structure 2. From Structure 2, walk north along Charles E. Young Dr. East to Dickson Plaza. Enter Schoenberg Hall from Dickson Plaza.

Parking and Directions for the Ambassador Auditorium

Ambassador Auditorium
131 S St John Ave
Pasadena, CA 91123 

Parking is available in the parking structure on St John Ave. – $10 CASH ONLY 

From the West on the Pasadena Freeway (110): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd., go North (turn left) and proceed six traffic lights to Green Street. Turn right onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure. 

From the East on the Foothill Freeway (210): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. via the Ventura Freeway (134). Go South (turn left) on Orange Grove, then turn left at the second traffic light onto Green Street and park on the street, or go on Green St. and turn right onto St. John Ave. and park on the street or in the parking structure. 

From the Ventura Freeway (134): Exit at Orange Grove Blvd. and proceed straight onto Colorado Blvd. Turn right at the first traffic light onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John, in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street. 

From the North on the Foothill Freeway (210): Take the Colorado Blvd. exit, proceed straight onto St. John Ave., and park on St. John Ave., in the parking structure, or circle the campus and park on Green Street.