… is informal (but not undisciplined!)
… is supportive
… starts with any necessary help in tuning instruments
… includes a short break for a drink and a chat
During a typical evening’s rehearsal we usually spend some time on tuning exercises and on rhythm-reading as well as working in detail on a variety of pieces of music. At many rehearsals there is some sight-reading, to develop the skill which is the musical equivalent of curling up with a good book!