Do you want to perform with the Maple City Community Orchestra?

Yes, we want you!

The orchestra is a community group made up primarily of devoted amateurs. The word “amateur” comes from the Latin word for lover, and that’s why we play: for the love of it.

We are always interested in meeting like-minded people and welcome newcomers to the ensemble to fill open positions. Auditions may be required, depending on your instrument and your experience.

Most rehearsals are Tuesdays, beginning at 7:30 pm for the six weeks prior to each concert, with a Dress Rehearsal a day or two before the concert. The first five rehearsals are usually held at Bethany Christian Schools in Goshen, while the last rehearsal and Dress Rehearsal are typically held at Sauder Hall in the Goshen College Music Center.

Players attend weekly rehearsals, and practice their parts individually. They also help promote concert attendance, help with the after-concert receptions, and support fund-raising activities through their own efforts and contacts. Musicians may also be invited to join the Board of Directors.

We present four concerts each season. We present these concerts at Sauder Hall on the Goshen College campus. All our concerts are free admission.

To find out more, please Contact Us.

Rehearsal Schedule for first concert in the 2017-2018 Season



  • Bethany Christian High School
  • Sauder Hall, Goshen College Music Building
Rehearsal 1 Full orchestra Tuesday, Sept. 12; 7:30-9:30pm Bethany Christian
Rehearsal 2 Strings only Tuesday, Sept. 19; 7:30-9:30pm Bethany Christian
Rehearsal 3 Strings only Tuesday, Sept. 26; 7:30-9:30pm Bethany Christian
Rehearsal 4 Strings only Tuesday, Oct. 3; 7:30-9:30pm Bethany Christian
Rehearsal 5 Full orchestra Thursday, Oct. 10; 7:30-9:30pm Bethany Christian
Rehearsal 6 Full orchestra Tuesday, Oct. 24; 7:30-9:30pm Goshen College
Dress Rehearsal Full orchestra Saturday, Oct. 28; 10:00am-12:30pm Goshen College
Concert Full orchestra Sunday, Oct. 29
call time 2:30pm, concert 3:00pm
Goshen College