The Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle

Welcome to RTOOT: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022


Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Really Terrible Orchestra of the Triangle (RTOOT) has cancelled its Fall 2021 season. This includes auditions, rehearsals and performances planned from September through December 2021.

The RTOOT places the highest priority on the safety and wellbeing of its one hundred and ten amateur musicians, its conductor, master of ceremonies, their families, friends and audience.

The RTOOT is following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, the state of North Carolina and the Town of Cary. The RTOOT has positioned itself to resume scheduling and making music as soon as it safe to do so. Please check this web site for any announcements.

And a note from the RTOOT:
We miss our Sunday afternoon rehearsals.
We miss the challenges and satisfactions of playing our instruments.
We miss our conductor who has helped us play better than we ever expected.
We miss our master of ceremonies who has put a presence to our organizational humor.
We miss each other.
We miss the “joy of the music”.


The RTOOT normally rehearses on Sunday afternoons, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. primarily at Cary’s Herb Young Community Center. Fall 2021 rehearsals have been cancelled and Spring 2022 rehearsals have not yet been scheduled. The For Players page will be updated when the RTOOT is able to resume rehearsals.

Herb Young Community Center
101 Wilkinson Ave
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 460-4965