The word “terrible” is a joke, meant to convey inclusiveness of everyone; sometimes we’re tragic, other times we’re terrific!
Musicians of all skill levels from beginners to local music teachers share an afternoon of music making; more experienced musicians use TACO to practice a second or third instrument; less experienced musicians learn how to play in an ensemble, many for the first time
Our huge library of music includes arrangements for full orchestra, from baroque and classical to pop and show tunes
We don’t rehearse for performances, this is a social orchestra with monthly gatherings; we offer occasional performance opportunities, which are always optional for musicians
New music provided every month which you can practice ahead if you wish, or practice your sight-reading skills at the gathering
To participate in TACO you must be able to laugh at mistakes
We meet on the last Sunday of each month, from September through June, from 2 to 5 pm, with occasional added opportunities
Gatherings include a brief social time for musicians to network, share ideas and resources
Friends and family are always welcome to attend, listen and observe our process
Musicians bring their instrument, a music stand, their music, an appetizer to share occasionally, and lots of good humor!