The concert season runs from September through May of each year. The cost to join as a volunteer member is $100 ($50 per semester), with two semesters as follows: August - December and January - May. The cost is reduced to $85 if membership is paid for at the beginning of the fall season. Checks should be made payable to the Alpharetta Symphony Orchestra. Cash is also accepted. Payments should be given to the orchestra Treasurer, Nancy Mack, at the first rehearsal.
Rehearsals & Attendance
Rehearsals are held Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:00 PM at the Crabapple First Baptist Church located at 12760 Birmingham Hwy, Milton, GA 30004. Some sectional rehearsals will also occur periodically, and warm up rehearsals are held prior to each concert event. Please check the calendar for the rehearsal and concert schedule. Emails will also be sent out to all orchestra members to provide updates on events and sectional rehearsals, so it is important that your email address be provided on your membership form.
Attendance at rehearsals is important to ensure the quality of music we create is at its highest level. We recognize that the AlphaSO is a volunteer organization whose members have careers and other obligations, however maintaining a quality level musical experience for all members requires that musicians attend all rehearsals, with the exception of one absence per concert set.
If you are unable to make a rehearsal or event date, please notify Avishay Ben Zvi, AlphaSO Personnel Manager, at least 24 hours prior to an anticipated absence. Avishay can be reached at AlphaSOPersonnel@gmail.com or phone 770-568-8362.
For general issues or questions, or if you would like to volunteer in some capacity:
Kelly Meholic, Board President
If you are interested in playing with the AlphaSO Ensemble:
If you would like to assist with marketing:
For attendance or personnel concerns:
Avishay Ben Zvi
For dues owed or treasurer concerns:
For repertoire, digital sheet music, and overall artistic questions:
ALL MUSICIANS MUST BRING A BLACK STAND, NON-WIRED, HEAVY DUTY WITH A SOLID BLACK BACK TO CONCERT EVENTS.
For ticketed concerts:
Men: black tuxedo/suit and black socks/shoes
Women: black pants or skirts/dresses that are knee length or longer, tops that have 3/4 length sleeves or longer (no short sleeves), and black socks/stockings/shoes
For holiday concerts or non-ticketed events:
An announcement will be made prior to the event regarding any special attire guidelines.