The Melbourne Community Orchestra (MCO) recognizes the significant role each volunteer plays in making the concert experience enjoyable for our loyal audiences. We thank those individuals who have given of their time and talents during the past and current season.
There are several ways to volunteer. One being our infamous "Bucket Brigade". Where's that trumpet call when you need it? Your duties would comprise of passing a bucket through the audience after the MCO President's Message during a break in the concert. There's no training involved, you get to enjoy an evening of wonderful music, meeting new people, seeing old friends and being part of an organization that serves the local community.
Another way to help is to collect tickets at the door or hand out programs. A "seasoned Brigade veteran" will direct you as how to proceed.
Sound like fun? All you have to do is call (321) 952 - 9949, leave your name and phone number and someone from the Brigade volunteers will be contacting you.
And let's not forget the musicians - all of whom are ALSO volunteers. This link will give you information on what is expected of our volunteer musicians.
The MCO is a non - profit
orchestra serving the Central Florida East coast, performing a varied selection
of literature, from Pops to the Classics. Under Maestro Dobrzynski's baton,
we've been growing and improving; our music selections and increase in
audience attendance has reflected this guidance, direction and dedication of the Maestro and
A two night concert is performed approximately every 6 to 8 weeks year round, in addition to special engagements such as weddings, college graduations, private parties and art festivals.
There is a formal "high" season during the fall, winter and late spring. The summer heat and rains bring our Picnic Pops Concert Series where the audience listens to music in an air conditioned, bug free, rain - less environment while eating a "picnic" dinner. Some audience members come with china, linens and candelabras - others, a quick stop at the drive thru window is their fare. All enjoy the relaxed, fun atmosphere of the summer concerts. Concessions are also sold at these Picnic Pops concerts.
The MCO meets for rehearsals in the Melbourne Municipal Band Rehearsal Hall, 1924 Melody Lane, Melbourne, FL; right behind the Melbourne Civic Auditorium, and the Fee Ave. Library in Melbourne.
Current Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday 4:00 - 5:15 PM (Strings)
5:15 - 7:00 PM (ENTIRE orchestra)
Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 PM (Strings ONLY)
MUSICIANS - for more information, You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are ALWAYS in need of Violinists, Violists and Cellists - intermediate to advanced level.
Volunteers......you are an important part of the MCO family and we could not have the concerts without you.