The Staff of the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra ensures the smooth operations of this largely volunteer symphony orchestra and includes myriad tasks and functions that many audience goers are not privy to. Here’s a peek behind the scenes to see what each of our dedicated staff are charged with and their thoughts on serving the WSO. (And if you see them at a concert, please thank them for their service!)
ORCHESTRA & PERSONNEL MANAGER
The Orchestra & Personnel Manager operates like a “chief of staff” for the WSO, overseeing communication with the public, receiving the emails and phone calls from the website, managing the concert advertising, ensuring the personnel are set for each concert cycle, communicating rehearsal schedules and logistics with the musicians, and serving as an organizational anchor between the Music Director, the Board and the other WSO staff.
STAGE & LOGISTICS MANAGERS
The Stage & Logistics Managers are responsible for the transformation and setup of our performance venues from active church sanctuaries into concert halls. This requires moving out furniture and worship structures and moving in chairs, music stands, lights and the safe transportation of our percussion equipment. And then transforming it all back after the concerts are finished. They also manage the setup of our rehearsal spaces.
The Music Librarians manage the acquisition, distribution, copyright compliance and archiving of music scores and parts — whether purchased, rented or borrowed — ensuring that the music is handled and marked properly (pencils only!) and returned in full after each performance.