Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements
May 9, 2019

Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Your weekly announcements are below:

Please note that UW commencement is this weekend. Allow extra time for parking delays and traffic delays.

All orchestras meet at their regular rehearsal time this week.

  • Join us for the Brass Choirs concert this Saturday at 2:30 pm in Mills Hall. Remember, all current WYSO members and WYSO alumni receive FREE admission to WYSO concerts in Mills Hall.
  • Youth Orchestra meets at their regular rehearsal time this Saturday and has an additional rehearsal from 3:45 pm-5:00 pm. Both rehearsals are at the Humanities Building.
  • Access up-to-date interactive calendars for your orchestra by clicking here.

Volunteers:

  • Concert Volunteers: We are seeking box office, attendance, and ushers for the upcoming spring concerts. To view and sign up for volunteer positions, visit this link.
  • Rehearsal Volunteers: We are seeking parents to volunteer as attendance takers and hall monitors during rehearsals. Please visit our online sign up to view current volunteer opportunities.

2019 Chamber Camp: Registration is now open for WYSO’s fourth annual Chamber Camp. The five-day summer chamber music camp will take place July 15-July 19 at Edgewood College. The camp is designed for young musicians age 11-18 who are interested in developing their performance and preparation skills with peers in a fun and relaxed setting. Register and find more information on the WYSO website.

Winterfest CDs: If you ordered a CD of the Winterfest concerts, they are available for pickup in the WYSO office (room 1621, Humanities) during upcoming WYSO rehearsals.

T-Shirt Orders: If you ordered a WYSO T-shirt, they will be available for pickup at the WYSO office (room 1621, Humanities) during your upcoming WYSO rehearsals.

Volunteer Opportunities for 2019-2020 Musical Notes: It is never too early to start thinking about your 2019-2020 Musical Notes fundraising. One way to raise money for your 2019-2020 Musical Notes family fundraising is to volunteer at several events throughout the year. There are currently two volunteer opportunities available for WYSO members and their families.

  • Brat Fest: Brat Fest is May 24-27 and volunteers typically raise $8 an hour for WYSO. To volunteer for Brat Fest, please follow the instructions located here. Be sure to list WYSO as your charity of choice.
  • Run Madtown: Run Madtown is May 25 and 26. Volunteers typically raise $9 an hour for WYSO. To volunteer for Run Madtown, please visit their website by clicking here. Be sure to list WYSO as your charity of choice.

Birch Creek Symphony Session: The Birch Creek Summer Music Academy is looking for violists, bassists, cellists and percussionists for their Symphony Session June 30-July 13. Scholarships are available! Find more information at http://www.birchcreek.org/.

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

  • Chamber Ensembles: There are no chamber rehearsals remaining in the season.
  • Percussion Ensemble: 7:00 am arrival. 7:30-9:30 am rehearsal.
  • Brass Choirs:
  • Youth Orchestra Brass Choir: 8:00-8:50 am
  • Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:30-9:25 am
  • Concert Brass Choir: No morning Brass Choir rehearsal, 1:40 pm call time and sound check
  • Youth and Philharmonia Brass Choirs: 2:00 pm call time

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

Thank you,

WYSO Staff

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