Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements

November 14, 2019

Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Please find your weekly announcements below:

WYSO rehearsal times, call times, and concert times for this Saturday, November 16, are as follows. Please read carefully, as your rehearsal start or end times may be different than your regular rehearsal schedule. Check the announcement bulletin board for specific call time locations.

November 16 Times and Locations:

  • Youth Orchestra: 9:30 am-12:30 pm rehearsal in room 1351.
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: 9:45 am-11:45 am rehearsal in room 1341. 3:30 pm call time. 4:00 pm concert.
  • Concert Orchestra: 10:00 am- 12:00 pm rehearsal in room 1321. 1:00 pm call time. 1:30 pm concert.
  • Sinfonietta: 10:00 am-11:00 am rehearsal in Mills Hall. 11:00 am call time. 11:30 am concert. Please note: Sinfonietta members should arrive to their rehearsal in their concert dress.
  • Opus One: 8:00 am-9:30 am rehearsal in Mills Hall. 11:00 am call time. 11:30 am concert.
  • Please note: The WYSO office will close this Saturday at 10:30 am. Find WYSO staff in the Mills Hall lobby after this time.
  • Looking ahead: There is a Sunday WYSO rehearsal on November 24. Please check your orchestra’s calendar for specific rehearsal times.

Concert Volunteers: Our dedicated parent volunteers are instrumental to the success of our concerts. We are still in need of volunteers for this weekend’s Opus One, Sinfonietta, and Concert Orchestra concerts. Find the online signup for your child’s orchestra below:

Other Concert Details:

  • It is expected that all members and families support their fellow WYSO colleagues and stay until the conclusion of their concert.
  • Audience seating is general admission. Doors to Mills Hall open for seating 20-30 minutes before each concert. Tickets for each concert will be available in the Mills Hall lobby beginning an hour before each concert.
  • WYSO Members: Remember to report to your call time in concert dress! Details about concert attire are on pages 7-10 of the WYSO member handbook. Remember: No bare legs or ankles! Black socks or hose must be worn with your concert attire.
  • WYSO Photo Policy: Please note that all video recordings of the concert must be made in one of the designated “recording spaces.” This is to ensure audience members do not have a blocked or distracted view of the stage. The aisles that serve as designated recording spaces are labeled as you enter Mills Concert Hall. For more information about the WYSO photo policy, please consult page five of your WYSO Member Handbook.
  • CDs of each concert are available for $15. Find the CD order form in the Mills Hall Lobby before or after your concert.

Half Price Tickets: Half price tickets ordered at the beginning of the year are now available for pickup in the WYSO office. If you are unable to pick up your tickets from the WYSO office this Saturday, they will be available at the ticket table during the concerts.

Musical Notes: The Musical Notes family fundraiser is in full swing!

  • All WYSO members should create an online fundraising profile by clicking here. Creating your online profile only takes a few seconds and will allow you to see your fundraising totals in real time. Remember, our goal is 100% member participation!
  • The drawing for the Paris/London raffle is during the Youth Orchestra concert on November 22. Please submit sold raffle tickets to the WYSO office during this Saturday’s rehearsals.
  • Did you miss out on selling raffle tickets? We will be rolling out another raffle for a trip to Paris or London (winner’s choice) on December 7! Every dollar of raffle ticket sales goes towards your $150 Musical Notes fundraising goal.

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.

Chamber Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble, and Brass Choirs.  Specific room assignments can be found weekly on the announcements bulletin board. These ensembles meet at the following times:

  • Percussion Ensemble:  7:00 am arrival. 7:30 am-9:30 am rehearsal.
  • Chamber Program rehearsals begin this week:
    • Chamber Program participants in Youth or Philharmonia Orchestras will meet from 8:00 am-8:50 am.
    • Chamber Program participants in Concert Orchestra or Sinfonietta will meet from 9:00 am-9:50 am.
  • Brass Choirs:
    • Youth Orchestra Brass Choir:  8:00 am-8:45 am
    • Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:45 am-9:25 am
    • Concert Brass Choir: 9:25 am-9:55 am

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Thank you,

WYSO Staff

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