Board of Directors

  • President: Adele Armstrong

  • Vice-President: Peter Bayley

  • Treasurer: Manuel Uy

  • Secretary: Robert Bridson

  • Directors: Bernie Barrett, Graham Hope, Wilson Ng, Paul Ohannesian

We believe that volunteers are invaluable to the Richmond Orchestra & Chorus Association (ROCA). We appreciate and welcome the different experiences, perspectives and knowledge our volunteers bring to promote the artistic development of young musicians and singers in our community. 

The Richmond Orchestra and Chorus Association has been performing in Richmond and surrounding areas for almost 30 years. ROCA typically presents 6 concerts throughout the year – some with chorus only, some with orchestra only, and some with our full combined forces. Above all, we seek to entertain and enrich the lives of our audiences by bringing them great performances of great music.

The Board of ROCA is a mix of members of our Chorus and Orchestra, and community representatives.  We are currently seeking to expand community representation in particular.  ROCA is looking for board members who would like to help us grow ROCA’s noteworthy position in Richmond’s cultural soundscape.


Finance Committee
Prepares budgets, projections and reports to the Board

Education/Outreach Committee
Supervises elementary school outreach program as well as create and promote other outreach programs 

Fundraising Committee
Develops community partnerships and sponsors and fundraises for special projects 

Program Planning Committee
Plans the yearly program and creates a long-term plan

Board Development Committee
Recruits and nominates Board members based on developed criteria and reviews, updates and ensures adherence to the ROCA Constitution and Bylaws

Membership Committee
Encourages communication between Board and members and oversees fee collection and member’s handbook

Marketing Committee
Develops and manages all aspects of ROCA's marketing initiatives, social media presence and public relations

Become a Board Member

Expectations of Board Members:

It is expected that each board member will attend all regularly scheduled monthly board meetings and actively participate on at least one of the board committees.

Ongoing board and committee work is completed between meetings and requires varying amounts of time during the year. This work often entails electronic communications but when the need arises there can be some additional in person meetings. 

In particular, we are looking for individuals who have one or more of the following characteristics: 

  • a passion for choral and orchestral music and a belief that a strong musical organization will enhance the lives of people in the community

  • strong connections to other Richmond residents, organizations and businesses

  • a marketing or communication background

  • a good knowledge of digital and social media

  • fundraising skills and connections

Think you have what it takes to join us? Complete the form below to send a message to our president introducing yourself and describe why you believe you can help ROCA.