Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements
March 21, 2019

Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Your weekly announcements are below:

All orchestras meet at their regular rehearsal time this week.

  • Access up-to-date interactive calendars for your orchestra by clicking here.

Musical Notes: Congratulations! WYSO members have raised 85% of the $75,000 Musical Notes fundraising goal. Our goal is also 100% member participation! The orchestra with the highest percentage of member participation will have an ice cream party on April 28. Members can still turn in fundraising to the WYSO office, or set up an online fundraising profile here.

  • Congratulations to the orchestra with the highest participation rate, Youth Orchestra! Youth Orchestra currently has 64% member participation. Philharmonia Orchestra is trailing closely behind with 63% member participation.

WYSO T-shirts: WYSO is excited to introduce a new T-shirt design! To view the design, visit this link or stop by Strelow Lounge during WYSO rehearsals. Order forms are due March 30, 2019.

Music Sorting: We are seeking parent volunteers to help sort music from the last concert cycle. Music sorting will begin in the Strelow Lounge this Saturday at 8:30 am.

PLC Event Planning: Members of WYSO’s Parent Leadership Committee will be meeting this Saturday at 10:00 am in room 2551 to discuss the 2019-2020 family fundraiser. Any interested WYSO parents are invited to this planning session.

Rehearsal volunteers: We are seeking parents to volunteer as attendance takers and hall monitors. Please visit our online sign up to view current volunteer opportunities.

Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA! The WYSO Percussion Ensemble will present the 18th annual Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA! on Saturday, April 6 at 1:30 pm at Mills Concert Hall. The 2019 Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA! will feature nearly 150 performers, including instrumentalists, vocalists, and dancers. For the third consecutive year, WYSO will partner with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Madison to collect donations on their wish list. Donations to RMHC-Madison will be accepted during the concert. Find more information about the Percussion EXTRAVAGANZA! on the WYSO website.

Audition registration is now open. Audition registration for the 2019-2020 WYSO season is now available on the WYSO website. Audition excerpts will be posted online on April 1. Current members that do not plan to audition but wish to reserve a seat in their current orchestra for next season should submit a $50 seat reservation fee and seat reservation form, also available on the WYSO website. Questions? Visit the Audition FAQ’s on our website or contact Education and Operations Director Joe Bernstein.

College Audition Clinic: The UW-Whitewater Music Department invites you to attend their free Junior Audition Clinic on Friday, April 5. UW-Whitewater’s Junior Audition Clinic is designed to give high school juniors a chance to learn what to expect during a college audition. Find more information and register here.

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:

  • Percussion Ensemble: 7:00 am arrival. 7:30-9:30 am rehearsal.
  • Chamber Program:
    • 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
  • WYSO Chamber Orchestra: 1:00 pm-2:15 pm
  • 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

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


Thank you,

WYSO Staff

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