The Northport Symphony Orchestra is a community orchestra made up, not only, of professional musicians, but also students, teachers, and "regular people". Our membership is made up of people from all walks of life, of all ages, and varying levels of ability.
If you are interested in being a part of our music-making family, here are some answers to questions you may have:
From 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, our two-hour rehearsals are usually in the band room of East Northport Middle School, so you don't need any additional equipment beyond your instrument and music.
Occasionally, we move rehearsals to alternative locations in Northport and Huntington.
Our performance season runs from September to May, with many performances throughout the season.
Not scheduling performances during the summer allows us time for rest and recuperation, as we prepare for the upcoming performance season.
Not all music written can require 6 french horns, a contrabassoon, 2 harps, or a cannon! As a result, we primarily look to fill every seat necessary to perform a work.
String players, however, are always welcome to join us. An orchestra can never have too many string players!
Most of the time, all of the music we perform for an entire season will be sent out to you during the summer, allowing for listening, printing, and practicing way before actual rehearsals begin. This early preparation gives us a leg up on rehearsal time, as those extra weeks of time for people to be immersed in their music means less time in rehearsals working on specific parts. As a result, our performances are very well-prepared, and we have become an orchestra well-known for our technicality.
A two hour rehearsal can be exhausting and, sometimes, pretty tedious. Fortunately, one of the things we don't leave at the door are our senses of humor! We're a family, where everyone knows everybody else's name, and rarely lets frustration enter the room. It's this atmoshpere that makes people come and stay - many of our members have been with the orchestra for several years!
Are you ready to become a part of our orchestra family?
Are you ready to join us in our music-making journey?
Are looking to continue your own musical explorations?
Or, are you ready to start your own discovery of the love of music?
If you answered "yes", then we'd love to meet you!