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College Orchestra! (not our official name)

March 21, 2010

Zoe McLaughlin ’11

Here's some exciting news: the Oberlin College Arts and Sciences Orchestra got chartered this week! Basically, this means that we are now an official student organization. Among other things, that means that we're not going anywhere. Our founders are graduating this year, but this is going to provide us with the means to keep going. We'd have done that anyway, of course, but now we have more incentive.

This also means that we can do things like get money allocated to us each year. This is very exciting because, among other things, we'll now have money to pay for copying of music, receptions after performances, and printing posters. I'm a bit obsessed with the money thing right now, because I just wrote up our budget and submitted it for review. Hopefully we'll be getting lots of money. Or at least some money.

Since I wrote up the budget, I basically inadvertently became treasurer for next year, but I'm looking forward to it. The way I see it, I can give something back to the orchestra without having to be completely in charge. Just like with CSA, I fear having complete control. And by complete control, I mean complete responsibility.

At any rate, this semester's concert looks like it's going to be great, and next year is going to be just as good, or maybe even better!

And, in other news, Spring Break is less than a week away. I am incredibly excited.

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