The Dakota Chamber Orchestra, in residence on the campus of Black Hills State University, will start rehearsals for the 2012-2013 season Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

This marks the 14th season for the Dakota Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Dr. Randall Royer, professor of music at BHSU. According to Royer, the Orchestra provides an outlet for area string players to come together, play music, and improve their skills.

The Orchestra is a University and community organization that entertains the northern Black Hills with string orchestra music from many different musical style periods.

The Orchestra has two concerts scheduled for this season with the first concert scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.

All string players in the Spearfish area are encouraged to attend the first rehearsal, Tuesday, Aug. 28, in the band room of Meier Hall on the BHSU campus. For more information contact Dr. Randall Royer, conductor, at 642-6255 or email Randall.Royer@BHSU.edu.