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This is a bulletin board for orchestra members check back here regularly for the latest messages.


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Annual Members Meeting - Tuesday, May 15

The DMCO Annual Meeting/Dinner/Election is Tuesday, May 15, at Grace United Methodist. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., pizza and tableware will be provided. Bring beverage of your choice. In the tradition of "potluck" many members bring a side dish to share. The annual business meeting will follow about 7:00 p.m. 

This is for ALL DMCO members, and is the way new Board members are elected, suggestions and concerns are shared, the season is reviewed, and future plans are communicated. It is also the main event when members can just have a good social time together. 

Spring Concert

What a great concert! An audience member posted video on his YouTube account HERE and HERE.

Blast from the past

Back in our 20th season, 1995-1996, DMCO appeared on the weekday TV program, "CBS This Morning," hosted by Paula Zahn and Harry Smith (Harry was gone that broadcast day). Every day the show featured a different group from around the country performing their theme song. Click HERE to see DMAS on the program, and the comments from local CBS affiliate, KCCI. 

Dues reminder

Most members pay their dues promptly - $20.00 for each concert that you intend to perform. If you are behind on this obligation please contact Loren Stoneberg or Carolyn Knittle who can receive your payment. Fellowships are available for members who need financial help with dues - just ask Loren or Carolyn or any other board member to arrange that. 

Rehearsal schedule

As rehearsal details are known, we'll post them below. Details can and do change, so please check back weekly. Times are approximate and can vary.
Check the season schedule for main dates of the season.

Date Day Time


Apr. 03 Tu 7:00-9:30 pm Rehearsals begin for Spring Concert, Grace United Methodist Church.
Apr 10 Tu 7:00-9:30 pm Rehearsal.
Apr 17 Tu 7:00-9:30 pm Rehearsal.
Apr 24 Tu 7:00-9:30 pm Rehearsal.
May 01 Tu 7:00-9:30 pm Rehearsal.
May 08 Tu 7:00-9:30 pm Rehearsal
May 12 Sa 9:00 am-noon Dress Rehearsal, Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center, Drake University campus.
May 13 Su 2:00 pm Concert; Performing Arts Hall, Harmon Fine Arts Center, Drake University campus.

Weekly rehearsals are Tuesdays 7:00-9:30 p.m. at Grace United Methodist. New members are always welcome. 

Season Schedule

If you haven't noticed before, the left side bar on this page has a link to our "Season Schedule" page. Click that to see the Season Schedule for orchestra rehearsals. 



Winter storms can affect our rehearsals. Check back here the day of rehearsal to see if there is a cancellation. 
Current Status: normal schedule

If that status changes we will update the information here - check here to see the latest.
In any case, YOU should make your own decision about the safety of your vehicle and your driving skills during winter storms.