Weekly Announcements

Please check this page for up to date information on rehearsals, concerts, and other events.

Member announcements for the week of April 12, 2018:


Hello WYSO Members and Families! Your weekly announcements are below:

All orchestras meet at their regular times this week.

NOTE: Be sure to remember your music stand this week as all UW music stands will be out of the building for the UW Varsity Band concert at the Kohl Center.

  • Access up-to-date interactive calendars for each orchestra here.
  • Looking ahead: there is a Sunday rehearsal on April 29.


Rally Planned for Saturday:

There is a rally planned for this Saturday, April 14th in support of the right to bear arms. We don’t expect that this will impact the area anywhere near the UW Humanities Building or the traffic in the vicinity. The Capitol Police are working with the group to organize the rally without causing interruptions or incidents.


Chamber News:

  • Chamber recitals: WYSO Chamber Program participants will perform what they’ve been working on this semester at three recitals this month. Join them on April 14 and April 21 at Oakwood Village West. For more information about these FREE recitals, please click here.
  • WYSO Chamber on WPR: WYSO chamber ensembles will be featured on Wisconsin Public Radio’s Midday show on Friday, April 13 and Monday, April 16. You can listen on 88.7 FM or by tuning into WPR’s live online streaming.
  • Chamber Music Camp: Registration is now open for WYSO’s third annual summer Chamber Music Camp! Click here for more information and to register. Questions? Contact Director of Operations & Education Joe Bernstein.


Musical Notes: It isn’t too late to submit your Musical Notes fundraising! Our goal is 100% participation and we have a ways to go before hitting that mark. Here are some ways to meet your $150 fundraising goal:

  • Share our online donation link: Donating online is easy! Share the online donation link with family and friends. Click and donate at the following link to meet your fundraising goal: https://www.wysomusic.org/support-wyso/
  • WYSO Calendars: the WYSO wall calendars feature pictures of WYSO members, ensembles and more. The calendars are now 25% off ($7.50 each). Every dollar of calendar sales goes towards your Musical Notes goal!


Graduating seniors: please submit your short bio (approx. 150 words) and RSVP for the May 12 senior banquet by April 20. RSVP and submit your bio here.


Audition registration closes April 21!  WYSO members who wish to reserve their seat in their current orchestra or any current or prospective member wishing to audition can register here.  Questions? Try our audition FAQ page located here.


Endangered Instrument Workshops: April 14 is the final installment of the 2018 Endangered Instrument Workshops. This FREE workshop series offers young musicians who play bass, bassoon, French horn, low brass and viola an opportunity to explore “endangered instruments” one-on-one with a professional musician. Find more information about the workshops here.


The Independent String Teachers of Madison are hosting an afternoon of classes with Brian Wicklund, author of the popular fiddling method book the “American Fiddle Method.” Learn more about the April 28 workshops here. Students can register for the event here. Questions? Email IST Secretary Jess Lex at istmadison.secretary@gmail.com.


Chamber Ensembles, Percussion Ensemble and Brass Choirs.  These ensembles meet at the following times this week:

  • Percussion Ensemble:  7:00am arrival.  7:30am-9:30am rehearsal.
  • Brass Choirs:
    • Youth Orchestra Brass Choir: 8:00am-8:45am
    • Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:45am-9:25am
    • Concert Brass Choir: 9:25am-9:55am
  • Chamber Ensembles:
    • Sinfonietta and Concert Orchestra Chamber Ensembles: 9:00am-9:50am rehearsal
    • Philharmonia and Youth Orchestra Chamber Ensembles: 8:00am-8:50am rehearsal


As always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

WYSO Staff

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