Reminder: Registration and Payment

Dear Members,

This is a friendly reminder to register before tomorrow's rehearsal.  It's important that we have your current info on file in case we (admin and conductors) need to get in touch with you.

As our volunteers will be bringing the membership dues to the office, I would please ask that you bring your cheques or cash to the first rehearsal so that they do not have to make several trips.



Welcome Back!

Welcome back to a brand new season of making music!  If you haven’t already please check out our website at to see the amazing concerts our artistic directors have planned for us this year. 

I’d like to remind everybody that now is the time to be sending in your membership registration form.  Go to Members Login at the bottom of the website and log in with our password “rocaisgr8”.  You can fill in the form right online AND this year you can also pay through e-Transfers.  If you are paying via e-Transfers, please email the password to Meghan at

If you prefer to pay cash or by cheque, Robert Bridson will be ready to take your fees for the orchestra and Bernie Barrett for the chorus on the first day back to rehearsals, Tuesday, September 11. 

Unfortunately we still don’t have the ability to accept credit cards for fees.

The fees remain at $200 for the year ($75 for students) which is a bargain!  But please remember, even if you know you won’t be able to perform in every concert we need you to pay the full $200.  

If you have not already done so, please sign up for the Members’ Blog and Consumer Enewsletter on the same page.  This is a great way to receive information through the year. 

Chorus members who receive this email:  If you are not returning to ROCA, please contact Lavonne to discuss returning your choir outfit.  We really need these returned so that new members joining this year will be able to use them.

All the best for the new season!


Help ROCA Thrive!!

**Has the Richmond Orchestra or Chorus played an important part in your life?

**Have you generally enjoyed the path the organization has taken, yet feel that we still need to consider a variety of ideas in order to move forward and remain a vibrant and relevant organization?

**Are you at a point in your life when you could contribute a few hours a week to ROCA?

This fall, two of the ROCA directors, Bill Maranda and Cathy Bayley will be stepping down from the board.  The board is looking for  2 or more people to join the board as members-at-large.   

What expectations are there of our board members?

ROCA board members typically attend one 2-hour board meeting a month, currently on a Wednesday.  Board members also attend all events/concerts of the organization as they are able. We also need new board members prepared to work in an area of specific interest to them.   

If you are interested in joining the ROCA board, or would simply like more information,  please contact Cathy Bayley at  or 604-946-5132 (after June 25).

Also, if you know of someone in the community who you feel may be interested in this opportunity please contact Cathy with their information and she will contact them directly. 

Do you have any Star Wars gear?

James is getting into the spirit of A Galaxy Far, Far Away and wants to dress up!  Do you have a Darth Vader costume, Obi Wan Kenobi costume or perhaps a light saber that he could borrow for the show?

If so, send an email back to the office at or send an email directly to James.

Thanks and May the Force Be With You!

Volunteers Needed for June 2nd!

Dear Members,

We are looking for several volunteers for A Galaxy Far, Far Away on June 2nd. If you're a chorus member and would like to volunteer or know someone that might be interested, please send me an email at

Here are some of the volunteer positions that need to be filled:

- 3 x ticket scanners
- 1 x person to oversee the projector
- 2 x volunteers to greet/direct guests

Thank you,

Prize Pack Sponsors - A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Dear Members,

This week we will be announcing the prizes that will be offered by the businesses that have generously donated gift certificates and products for the "A Galaxy Far, Far Away" prize pack: Buckets Ice Cream, Pizza Factory Richmond, Village Bikes, Lansdowne Centre and Fuggles & Warlock Craftworks.  

We would obviously like to show them that teaming up with ROCA is good for business, so please consider visiting and subscribing to the Facebook event page and liking their featured posts.  We will be featuring one sponsor each day this week. 

Facebook - A Galaxy Far, Far Away Event Page


Social Media: Invite Friends to Events

Dear Members,

ROCA needs some social media muscle from its members for Bizet, Ibert & Beethoven and A Galaxy Far, Far Away.  In addition to promoting the events online, we are also trying to attract new sponsors for the June concert as well as for next season.  It would be great if you would consider inviting your Facebook friends to the next two concerts and also consider following the event yourselves for exclusive info (pictures, prizes, etc.) and for the promo codes (June concert).  

Here's a brief tutorial on how to invite your friends to an event on our Facebook Page.

PDF - Invite your friends to a Facebook event