Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements

January 9, 2020


Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Please find your weekly announcements below for Saturday, January 11.
I am thrilled to be a part of the WYSO team and look forward to meeting everyone soon.


January 11 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


Chamber Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, and Brass Choirs Times:

  • Percussion Ensemble:  7:00 am arrival. 7:30 am-9:30 am rehearsal in room 1341
  • Chamber Program rehearsals:
    • Chamber Program participants in Youth or Philharmonia Orchestras meet from 8:00 am-8:50 am.
    • Chamber Program participants in Concert Orchestra or Sinfonietta meet from 9:00 am-9:50 am.

Brass Choirs:

  • Youth Orchestra Brass Choir:  8:00 am-8:45 am in room 2441
  • Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:45 am-9:25 am in room 2441
  • Concert Brass Choir: 9:25 am-9:55 am in room 2441
  • Harp Ensemble: 9:00 am – 9:50 am in room 1221
  • Brass Quintet: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm in room 2411


Sectionals: Sectionals will be taking place today. Please check the announcement bulletin board for rooms and times.


Musical Notes: This Saturday, January 11 is the Musical Notes turn-in day. Please bring your Musical Notes Campaign Donation Envelopes to the Mills Lobby.

(You have until January 18 to be considered for prizes like Amazon gift cards and a new iPad!)


  • It’s not too late to create your online fundraising profile by clicking here. Creating your online profile only takes a few seconds and will allow you to easily share with your family and friends. Remember, our goal is 100%-member participation!
  • Did you miss out on selling tickets for our first Paris/London raffle? We have another raffle for a trip to Paris or London (winner’s choice). Every dollar of raffle ticket sales goes towards your $150 Musical Notes fundraising goal. Pick up raffle tickets from the WYSO office at an upcoming rehearsal. The drawing for the second raffle will be held at the May 17 Youth Orchestra concert. You have until May 17 to turn in raffle tickets, but only until January 18 for these tickets to count towards your Musical Notes.


2020 Endangered Instrument Workshops Kick Off January 11 from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
WYSO’s monthly Endangered Instrument Workshops offer young musicians who play “endangered instruments” an opportunity to work one-on-one with a professional musician. This FREE workshop series is open to any young musician who currently plays the viola, French horn, low brass, bass, and bassoon. Or for those that are curious and would like to learn a new instrument. Please encourage your friends to attend! You can register for the workshops and learn more here.


Upcoming Concerts and Competitions:



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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