The People's Orchestra of Austin is a community folk orchestra. Our motto is "Music for the People by the People." We accept all instruments and players of all ages and abilities. There are no tryouts or auditions.We play a variety of musical styles and many original compositions as well as traditional pieces from around the world. We meet on Monday evenings at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin at 7pm ( Spring Season February 5-April 23rd, No class March 12th). Sectional/group lessons are offered monthly and the orchestra plays two concerts a year.( Our next concert is April 24th) Private lessons are also available. More on how to join here. Our founder and director is composer/songwriter Kiya Heartwood

Tax Exempt Donations to the Orchestra

We are part of Fractured Atlas , a 501c3 umbrella group that includes our orchestra as one of its sponsored projects.Fractured Atlas "empowers artists, arts organizations, and other cultural sector stakeholders by eliminating practical barriers to artistic expression, so as to foster a more agile and resilient cultural ecosystem." You can donate cash or equipment support our work and write it off on your taxes by clicking here.Thank you for supporting The People's Orchestra.

This Week Nov 8th 

This weeks new pieces are up on the members page.
Hopefully we will have a happy election day. This week we will concentrate on Louie Louie, Carol of the Bells, and El Choclo ( Kiss of Fire).
Come at 6 if you want some extra attention or want to learn a new instrument. Write if you have questions kiya@kiyaheartwood.com
If you've missed a rehearsal or two, no worries. Come early and catch up. We need you!
Thanks for being a part of The People's Orchestra.

This week Nov 1 

Hey ya'll,
 I am so happy with how everyone is doing. Great job so far! The new piece for this week is O Come All Ye Faithful and i may get another up by Monday so check back on the member's page. Remember there is no rehearsal on Tues Nov 15th due to a gig at Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe on Ben White 6:30-8:30 pm Food and drinks, no cover. Come on out! That week we are rehearsing on Monday Nov 14th. Same bat time, same bat station. Tickets are already on sale for our  Co existmas concert December 13th 7 pm. Tickets are just $10 and children under 12 are free. Get your tickets here.

A Good Beginning 

The website is finally coming together.
The posters are going up. Our first rehearsal is October 4th.
Don't know what to play? We can help. Come to a rehearsal. We can lend you something or help suggest places to rent or purchase the instrument of your dreams. We also take singers, rappers and beat boxers. Bring yourself! Joining is easy or just try out a session or two.

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