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(Revised 2001)
1. TITLE. The name of the Society shall be YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.

2. AIMS AND OBJECTS. The aims and objects of the Society shall be the study and practice of orchestral music to foster the public knowledge and appreciation of such music by public performance.

3. OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE. The Society shall have

who shall have such powers and duties as assigned to them by the Committee.

The affairs of the Society shall be managed by a Committee consisting of eleven members including the Secretaries, Treasurers and Librarians. In addition the Committee may co-opt (for the current season) any other person or persons it may think fit, but these shall have NO VOTE.


5. MANAGEMENT. 6. MEMBERSHIP. 7. SUBSCRIPTION. The annual subscription payable by Orchestral Members shall be as set by resolution at an Annual General Meeting. The subscription is payable in advance.


9. REHEARSALS. All duly elected playing members will be expected to be regular in attendance at rehearsals and concerts and to advise the Secretary of illness or other causes which should prevent attendance. The Committee may, from time to time, make rules limiting attendance at concerts to those who have attended a minimum number of rehearsals.

10. BORROWING PARTS. Members may borrow parts for home practice under the following conditions:

11. GENERAL MEETING. The members shall be summoned to a General Meeting at the close of each season, on fourteen days' notice being given by the Committee, for the purpose of receiving the report from the Committee, receiving and adopting the financial accounts, the appointment of auditors and the election of members to fill vacancies on the Committee, and any other relevant business placed on the agenda by the Committee.

12. ALTERATION OF THE RULES. Any proposed alteration in these rules must appear on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting and, unless such a proposal is sponsored by the Committee, a copy of the resolution must be sent to the Secretary at least twenty one days before the date of the Annual General Meeting. A two-thirds majority of members present and voting is necessary for the passing of such a resolution. The Committee reserves the right to preclude any resolution which might affect the charitable status of the Society.

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