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Calling all musicians: Orchestra seeks new members

Published 7:36pm Tuesday, September 3, 2013

When the Beaufort County Orchestra meets Thursday for the first practice of the fall season, violinist Robin Potts hopes to meet a lot of new people.
The orchestra invites any musician of any level to join its ensemble.
“We love new musicians. We need new musicians,” Potts said, “because we’re richer every time. New musicians add a world of new vitality and new perspective.”
Potts said Doris Hamilton started the orchestra from a small group of stringed-instrument students to an ensemble of brass, percussion and string.
“The woman who created the orchestra told me to just jump in,” Potts said. “And when you’re in the orchestra, you will rise to the orchestra’s level and you will improve.”
Potts has loved music all her life. She started as a pianist. But nothing tops the experience of playing with an orchestra, she said.
“It’s exhilarating to hear all of the sounds come together and make glorious music, and that’s thrilling to be a part of,” said Potts.
This season promises to be just as thrilling, she said. The Julliard School visiting professor Greg Luce and his wife, Anna, will perform with the orchestra in the spring.
“We’re very lucky to have them,” Potts said.


For more info contact, Robin Potts at 946-3500 or Chris Ellis at 227-0029 or

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