Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements
Thursday, November 8, 2018


Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Please find your weekly announcements below:

WYSO rehearsal times, call times, and concert times for this Saturday, November 10, are as follows. Look carefully, as your rehearsal start or end times may be different than regularly scheduled rehearsals.

  • Youth Orchestra: regular rehearsal.
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: 9:45 am-11:45 am rehearsal, 3:30 pm call time in room 1341, 4:00 pm concert.
  • Concert Orchestra: 10:00 am-noon rehearsal, 1:00 pm call time in room 1321, 1:30 pm concert.
  • Sinfonietta: 10:00 am-11:00 am rehearsal, 11:10 call time in room 2411, 11:30 am concert.
    • Sinfonietta members: Please leave coats and cases in room 2411 BEFORE your rehearsal in Mills Hall. You will only need your instrument and music in Mills Hall. Stands will be preset on the Mills Hall stage.
  • Opus One: 8:00 am-9:30 am rehearsal, 11:00 call time in room 2441, 11:30 am concert.
  • Looking ahead: Next weekend’s WYSO rehearsals are on SUNDAY, November 18. Find specific rehearsal times for your orchestra on the WYSO website.
  • Looking ahead: Concert Orchestra’s photo day is next Sunday, November 18. Concert Orchestra will report to orchestra rehearsal in concert dress that day.


Concert Volunteers: We are still seeking ushers and box office volunteers for this weekend’s concerts, especially for Philharmonia and Concert Orchestras. View volunteer opportunities and sign up here.


Other Concert Details:

  • Please note the WYSO office will close at 10:30 am this Saturday, November 10. Please visit staff in the Mills Hall lobby if you need help after that time.
  • 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! Consult page seven of your WYSO Member Handbook for details about concert attire. A digital copy of the WYSO Member Handbook can be found here. 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 caused by an iPad, camcorder or other video recording device. 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.


Joseph Johnson Cello Master Class: Internationally renowned cellist Joseph Johnson will be the guest artist for the Youth Orchestra concert on November 16. Joseph will host a two-hour master class with UW cellists and WYSO cellists Andrew Siehr and Grace Kim at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13 in Morphy Hall. The master class is free and open to the public. All WYSO cellists are strongly encouraged to attend.

Taste of WYSO Dishes: Families can pick up dishes left over from the Taste of WYSO in the main WYSO office (room 1621) during rehearsals.

Musical Notes: All members should have received their Musical Notes packet. Be sure to read the information inside as it will help you easily reach your fundraising goal of $150 per member.

  • Be sure to create your online fundraising profile by clicking here.
  • Meet your $150 fundraising goal by selling raffle tickets. Learn more about this year’s Paris or London raffle by clicking this link. Pick up additional raffle tickets in the WYSO office.


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. 7:30-9:30 am rehearsal.
  • Brass Choirs:
    • Youth Orchestra Brass Choir: 8:00-8:45 am
    • Philharmonia Brass Choir: 8:45-9:25 am
    • Concert Brass Choir: 9:25-9:55 am
  • Chamber Program rehearsals:
    • Chamber participants in Youth and Philharmonia meet from 8:00-8:50 am
    • Chamber participants in Concert Orchestra or Sinfonietta meet from 9:00-9:50 am

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

WYSO Staff

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