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The Dakota Chamber Orchestra, in residence at Black Hills State University, will begin rehearsals for the 2011-2012 season Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals will be held in the Band Room of Clare and Josef Meier Hall.

This marks the 13th season for the Dakota Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Randall Royer, professor of music at BHSU. The Orchestra provides an outlet for area string players to come together, play music and improve their skills, as well as, entertain the northern Black Hills with string orchestra music from many different musical style periods. There are two concerts scheduled for this season. The first concert will be Sunday, Nov. 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the Meier Recital Hall.

All string players in the Spearfish area are encouraged to attend the first rehearsal. For additional information, call Royer at 642-6255 or email Randall.Royer@BHSU.edu.