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Annual Meeting

The annual dinner/meeting was Tuesday, May 23, 2017, at Grace UMC. Three of the seven board positions were up for vote. Welcome to new board member, Derrick Hawks, and thanks to renewing members Carolyn Knittle and Loren Stoneberg. Retiring from the board is John Sens, who will take over webmaster duties in the future, replacing Greg Woolever who has done that since the website started in 1990s. Member Ann Detlefsen has decided to retire from her principle flute position, and was honored at the meeting. Great food as always - thanks to Hoang Bui and all who helped with or contributed to the food.

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


May 21, 2017 Sunday 2:00pm Concert at 2:00  pm; pre-concert talk at 1:00 pm. Sheslow.
May 23, 2017 Tuesday 6:30pm Annual dinner meeting and election of board - all members please attend.

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. 


DMCO On The Move ...

Your board of directors has many innovations underway for the coming season. Each DMCO member is both owner and responsible for the progress we make as an organization, dedicated to fostering love of the fine arts in our community. To help you keep up to date, here is a summary of some of the more significant changes going on:

Bulk Mailing: The traditional "From the Podium" invitation letter we send out before each concert will now be a post card, and the actual letter will only be on our website. Carl will provide the content earlier than previously, and it will be posted on the website early than previously. Printing and mailing of the post cards will now be handled by our printer. Members no longer will stuff envelopes, print and stick mailing labels, process the mailing through the post office. Huge thanks to those members who did that work for many years in the past. 
By the way, many names on our mailing list have come from musician members adding those names to the mailing list. Perhaps you have family or friends you'd like to add to the mailing list. Use the form on the home page to do that. 

Donation envelopes in the printed programs: When we started having the more robust design of programs, the task of stuffing them with donation envelopes was dropped. Since the envelopes included our mailing address, there has been a drop in donations that were sent in, and perhaps that has also affected donations being made during the concert too. The preprinted envelopes will be returning. If you would like to help with the stuffing, let the board know. Huge thanks to those members who did that work for many years in the past. 

Program notes: Carl has indicated his intention to provide program notes on the website as soon as rehearsals begin so members can see and learn the background to the music before we see it in print on dress rehearsal day, as was the case previously. Same for the From the Podium invitation letter, so check out the wealth of information that is there to deepen your appreciation of the music. 

Endowments: We have at least one "endowment" donation for a musician chair, so will begin identifying that in our printed programs, and hope that might encourage others to make such endowments in the future. This can typically be from family members of musicians, so might be something one of your family members is interested to do. 



Winter storms can affect our rehearsals. Check back here the day of rehearsal to see if there is a cancellation. 
Current Status: no alerts

If that status changes (unlikely), 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.