Weekly Announcements

Hello WYSO Members and Families!

“I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin.” Albert Einstein

Your weekly announcements are below for Saturday, February 15th.

Saturday, February 15 Times and Locations:

  •         Youth Orchestra: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm in room 1321
  •         Philharmonia Orchestra: 9:45 am – 12:45 pm in Mills Hall
  •         Concert Orchestra: 10:00 am – 12:30 pm in room 1341
  •         Sinfonietta: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm in room 1351
  •         Opus One: 8:00 am – 10:00 am in room 1351
  •         Chamber Orchestra: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in room 1321

Ensembles Times:

  •         Percussion Ensemble:  7:00 am arrival. 7:30 am-9:30 am rehearsal in room 1341
  •         Harp Ensemble: 9:00 am – 9:50 am in room 1217
  •         Chamber Program rehearsals:

o   Chamber Program participants in Youth or Philharmonia Orchestras meet from 8:00 am-8:50 am.

o   Chamber Program participants in Concert Orchestra or Sinfonietta meet from 9:00 am-9:50 am.

 Brass Choirs Times: Please bring your own stand.

  •         Youth Orchestra Brass Choir:  8:00 am – 8:45 am in room 2441
  •         Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:45 am-9:25 am in room 2411
  •         Concert Brass Choir: 9:25 am-9:55 am in room 2441
  •         Brass Quintet: No rehearsal

Sectionals: Sectionals will be taking place. Please check the board for room assignments.

 Looking Ahead: Rehearsals will be on SUNDAY, Feb 23rd.  There are NO rehearsals on Saturday, Feb 22nd. Please check the calendar for special rehearsal times.


Upcoming Events and Concerts:

  •         Brass Choir Concerts are Saturday, February 15 at 2:30 pm at Mills Concert Hall. (2:00 pm call time.) Free admission.
  •         Endangered Instrument Workshops are on Saturday, February 15 at 1:00 pm FREE workshops for Bassoon, Horn, Bass, Viola, and Low Brass. It’s not too late to register.
  •         Philharmonia Honors Recital: is Friday, February 28 at 7:00 pm at Oakwood Village University Woods. Free admission.


Taste of WYSO is Saturday, February 29 all day. Bring some food to share and fill out the allergy card here. Sign up for a dish here. Include your recipe here. All families are welcome to attend.


Musical Notes: You still have time to raise funds towards your Musical Notes. Remember, 100% participation is our expectation for all members. Here are some ways to raise funds:

Raffle Tickets

  •         Every dollar raised through raffle ticket sales goes towards your Musical Notes goal. Find more information about the WYSO Paris/London raffle here. Raffle tickets can be picked up from the WYSO office at the School of Music. $10 each or 3 for $25.

 Sign up for an online account to share with friends and family.

  •         Click here and press “Become A Fundraiser.” Follow the simple steps to set up your personal page and share it. Please note, that this online account is not for the tour, but for Musical Notes only.


Volunteers Needed: Thanks in advance for your willingness to help WYSO.

Hall Monitors: Sign up here
Bagels: Sign up here
Taste of WYSO: Sign up here


Auditions: Audition information for the 2020-2021 season for WYSO, will be posted on our website by late February. Auditions will be taking place on June 5 – 9.


Art of Note Gala: Will be taking place on March 21 from 6:00 – 10:00 pm at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Tickets are available here. Silent auction items are here.


Youth Orchestra Winterfest Concert Tickets: Tickets are now available for the Youth Orchestra Winterfest Concert on March 13, 2020. This exciting collaboration with Madison Opera will take place in the Hamel Center and will be ticketed by UW-Madison. To purchase tickets, visit this link. Tickets can also be purchased from the Memorial Union box office with no additional fees. The Memorial Union box office is open Monday-Friday from 10:00 am-7:00 pm and on Saturdays from 11:30 am-2:30 pm. Every concert attendee must purchase a ticket. Please note that tickets issued by WYSO (half-price tickets or family free tickets) will not be valid for this concert.




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