Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Please find your weekly announcements below:

All orchestras start at their regular times this week. Check the announcements bulletin board weekly for rehearsal room assignments.

  • Youth Orchestra: 9:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: 9:45 am-12:45 pm
  • Concert Orchestra: 10:00 am- 12:30 pm
  • Sinfonietta: 10:30 am-1:00 pm
  • Opus One: 8:00 am-11:00 am, 11:00 am pizza party
  • Please note there is a 2:30 pm home Badger game this Saturday, September 15. Please allow extra time for travel and parking delays, especially at pick up.
  • Looking ahead:
    • Philharmonia Orchestra: your photo day is September 22. Members report to rehearsal in concert attire for their photo days. Photo day dates for all orchestras can be found on pages 24-26 of the WYSO Member Handbook.
    • Find up-to-date and interactive online calendars for each orchestra on the WYSO website.

Volunteers are instrumental to the success of the WYSO program. Current parent and student volunteer opportunities can be found below:

  • We are still seeking attendance takers, hall monitors, and concert day volunteers for this week and beyond. Find the attendance and hall monitor online sign up here and the concert volunteer sign up here.
  • We are seeking volunteers for the Opus One first rehearsal this Saturday: find the online volunteer sign up for the Opus One first rehearsal here.
  • WYSO Music Makers Mentors: WYSO Music Makers Mentors are Philharmonia and Youth Orchestra string players that teach and provide inspiration and friendship to young WYSO Music Makers students.  Mentors volunteer Saturdays after WYSO at Memorial United Church of Christ (5705 Lacy Rd., Fitchburg). For more information and the volunteer application, please click here.
  • WYSO Music Makers Saturday Volunteers: WYSO Music Makers is seeking volunteers for a variety of positions. The online volunteer sign up for WYSO Music Makers can be found here. WYSO Music Makers meets Saturdays at the Memorial United Church of Christ in Fitchburg.

Half-price ticket order forms are due to the WYSO office by September 22. An order form for half-price concert tickets was included with your membership packets.  Additional order forms can be picked up in the main WYSO office (room 1621 of the Humanities Building).

Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition Applications will be available in the WYSO office (room 1621) starting this week and are due October 13. For more information about the Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition and to download the application, please click here.

It is not too late to sign up for WYSO’s Chamber Music Program! Learn more about the advantages of playing in a small-group setting and find the Chamber Program application here. Chamber program applications are due this Saturday, September 15.

  • Chamber Program rehearsals begin September 22. Chamber Program registrants will receive further communication about your rehearsal times and locations next week.

WYSO Web Store: get your WYSO wear at the WYSO web store. Act fast, as the store is only open until September 22.

Thinking About a Career in Music? A Q&A with Kyle Knox: WYSO Music Director and Youth Orchestra Conductor Kyle Knox will host a discussion about pursuing music professionally from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm on October 6. All WYSO members are welcome to attend. Topics will include pursuing a career in music performance vs. music education, college auditions, professional job searches, and more. Find specific room location information in future Weekly Announcements emails.

Percussion Ensemble and Brass Choirs start this week. Check the announcements bulletin board weekly for rehearsal room assignments. The ensembles meet weekly at the following times:

  • Percussion Ensemble:  7:00 arrival. 7:30-9:30am rehearsal.
  • Brass Choirs:
    • Youth Orchestra Brass Choir:  8:00-8:45am
    • Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:45-9:25am
    • Concert Brass Choir: 9:25-9:55am

If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you,

WYSO Staff

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