Dover Community Orchestra

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Inaugural Concert: Saturday, September 3, 2011 7pm – Dover Area High School Auditorium

About DCO

The Dover Community Orchestra, sponsored by OrangeMite Studios, is the only ensemble of its kind in the area. It is composed of musicians of all ages and ability levels, from York County and beyond. This group rehearses weekly, Wednesday nights from 7:00 to 9:00 at Dover Area High School, 46 West Canal Street Dover, PA 17315.

This orchestra rehearses and performs a wide variety of musical styles with an assortment of difficulty levels to keep all musicians actively engaged. Overtures, dances, symphonic works, film scores, as well as other classics are part of the DCO’s repertoire. Frequently, the orchestra will showcase special guest solo artists who will perform concertos or other featured works.

How to Join

Membership is open to any musician who can demonstrate basic ability on their instrument to the conductor, for the purpose of placing the individual in the appropriate section. Currently, the orchestra is a part of OrangeMite Studios community outreach, and is sponsored financially by this non-profit organization. Therefore, there are no fees or dues required for membership; however, donations are always appreciated to continue to support the program.


The Dover Community Orchestra will be performing several concerts annually. Tickets will be available online, by phone, or at the door. Performances will be held in the Dover Area High School Auditorium. The inaugural concert will be on September 3, 2011.

During the summer months, members of the orchestra will have the opportunity to perform in OrangeMite Studios Pit Orchestra. This group varies in size and instrumentation depending upon the show being performed that particular summer. This group has been meeting since 2008. The above photo shows the twenty piece orchestra from OrangeMite Studios’ third original musical, Heavy Lies the Crown.

Dates to Remember

First Rehearsal
Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Inaugural Concert
Saturday, September 3, 2011

Orchestra Staff

Mr. William Wolfgang - Conductor

Mr. Wolfgang graduated from Millersville University in 2010 with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in music; prior to this he graduated from Dover Area High School in 2006. While at Millersville, he studied brass with Dr. Mark Sheridan-Rabideau and Professor Matthew Brown; and studied cello with Professor Laurie Reese. Mr. Wolfgang is currently teaching 5th grade in the Central York School District. In addition, he is the Associate Director for the Dover Area High School Marching Band.

Mr. Wolfgang has been teaching music privately in the Dover and York areas for the past six years. In addition, he has directed a variety of ensembles during that time. Mr. Wolfgang has directed the Barren’s Lutheran Bell Choir, Zion United Methodist Children Choir, a variety of small ensembles, as well as the OrangeMite Studios pit orchestra for the last three years. He also served as the Executive Director of OrangeMite Studios from 2008 to 2010.

An avid tubist, cellist, and pianist Mr. Wolfgang has performed with the following ensembles: Millersville University Wind Ensemble, Millersville University Concert Band, Millersville Chamber Ensemble, Columbia VFW Band, the Dover Youth Strings, District Festivals, as well as a variety of brass quintets throughout the area.

Mr. Wolfgang is also an enthusiastic composer, writing pieces for full orchestra, concert band, small ensembles, as well as solo piano. His works (including full orchestrations for musical theatre) include: Mosaics of Humanity (2005), Twenty Solo Nocturnes for Piano (2008), In The Globe (2008), Laugh, Clown Laugh (2009), Heavy Lies the Crown (2010), and Nocturne (2011). Mr. Wolfgang resides in York.

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Mr. William Wolfgang
Dover Community Orchestra

Ms. Sarah Mosebrook - Assistant Conductor

Ms. Sarah Mosebrook is a 2010 graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelors of Music Education. While attending Penn State she was a member of the Symphonic Band, Symphonic Wind Ensemble, Clarinet Choir, Women’s Chorale and Marching Blue Band. She is also an alumni member of Sigma Alpha Iota, a national music fraternity for women.

During her time at Penn State she studied clarinet with Mr. Smith Toulson and Mr. Anthony Costa. Prior to college, Ms. Mosebrook attended Dover High School where she was involved in many bands and choirs.

Ms. Mosebrook is currently a music teacher at the Lincoln Charter School in York. In addition, she teaches private music lessons in the summers. In her spare time she plays clarinet in the Spring Garden Band and enjoys playing piano.

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Sarah Mosebrook
Assistant Conductor
Dover Community Orchestra

Dr. Mary Snow - Administrative Consultant

Dr. Snow began her music career as a piano major at the University of Minnesota. She has a BFA in the Arts, a Master’s Degree in Arts Education, and a Doctor of Education in Related Arts. She has devoted her career to teaching in public schools, businesses, colleges and universities both in the United States and Southeast Asia.

Throughout her academic career, she continued to support the arts with teaching grants, research in relationships between academic subjects and the arts, publishing correlations between reading and theatre performance, between visual art and social studies and between math and music.

Dr. Snow is retired from teaching but continues to study the string instruments and still plays music professionally. Mary has played bass, violin, or harpsichord for numerous orchestras including the Master Symphonia of Palo Alto, The Peninsula Symphony, Coastside Orchestra, Parnassus Symphony, and the Redwood Symphonies of California, Schuylkill Symphony, and performances with the Lancaster Opera. She is currently principal bass with the Medical Musical Veterans Orchestra which gives performances each year in Europe.

She was the founder and director of both the Sun Valley Youth Orchestra and the Dover Youth Strings. Dr. Snow has taught strings for the last ten years after retiring in Dover, Pennsylvania. She continues to study at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, playing viola in a quartet.

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Dr. Mary Snow
Administrative Consultant
Dover Community Orchestra

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Dover Community Orchestra
OrangeMite Studios
PO Box 341
Dover, PA