Weekly Announcements

Weekly Announcements

September 19, 2019

Hello WYSO Members and Families!

Please find your weekly announcements below:

All orchestras start at their regular rehearsal times this week. There is an 11:00 am Badger football game this Saturday. Please leave extra time for your commute, as the game will cause traffic and parking delays.

September 21 Rehearsal Times and Locations:

  • Youth Orchestra: 9:30 am-12:30 pm in room 1321
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: 9:45 am-12:45 pm in Mills Hall
  • Concert Orchestra: 10:00 am- 12:30 pm in room 1341
  • Sinfonietta: 10:30 am-1:00 pm in room 1351
  • Opus One: 8:00 am-10:00 am in room 1351
  • Find up-to date, importable, and interactive calendars for each orchestra on the WYSO website.

Philharmonia Orchestra: Your photo day is this Saturday, September 21. Philharmonia members report to this week’s rehearsal in concert attire. Be sure to report to Mills Hall early, as the photographer will be taking the photo at 9:45 am. Find details about your orchestra’s concert attire on page eight of the WYSO Member Handbook, available here. Please remember your black socks! Photos will be available for purchase in November and will ship prior to the holiday break.

It is not too late to sign up for WYSO’s Chamber Music Program! Learn more about the advantages of playing in a small group setting and find the Chamber Program application here.

  • Chamber Program rehearsals begin this Saturday, September 21.
  • Members in Sinfonietta and Concert Orchestra have Chamber Program rehearsals at 9:00 am.
  • Members in Youth Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestra have Chamber Program rehearsals at 8:00 am.

Half-price ticket order forms are due to the WYSO office this Saturday, September 21. An order form for half-price concert tickets was included with your membership packet. Additional order forms can be picked up in the main WYSO office during WYSO rehearsals (room 1621 of the Humanities Building).

WYSO Family Fest: All WYSO members and their families are invited to the 2019 WYSO Family Fest. This WYSO Parent Leader Committee fundraiser takes place at McFarland Lutheran Church on October 5 from 1:00 pm-3:45 pm. The day will kick off with an Orchestra Meet and Greet where families and members will have an opportunity to socialize with other members of their orchestra. After the Meet and Greet, have fun with a member talent show, a photo booth, trivia contests, face painting, minute to win it games, yard games, food, a silent auction, and more! The cost is $10 each to enter, with a maximum entry fee of $40 for the entire family. All proceeds benefit the Musical Notes family fundraising campaign. For more information, and to buy tickets, visit this link.

  • We are seeking donations for the WYSO Family Fest silent auction. Homemade items and gift certificates are always popular items. If you have a donation, please contact WYSO Membership Manager Leah Schultz.

Bagels for Sale in Strelow Lounge. The Parent Leader Committee is selling bagels for $1, available Saturdays before your rehearsal or during your orchestra break. Proceeds go to the Musical Notes fundraiser. Please enjoy your bagels in common areas, as food is not allowed in the rehearsal rooms.

MCO Concerto Competition: The Middleton Community Orchestra, now in its tenth season, is launching a concerto competition for high school students from Dane County. Three winners will perform with the Middleton Community Orchestra with Kyle Knox conducting. Each will win a $200 prize. For more information and a concerto competition application, please visit the following link: http://middletoncommunityorchestra.org/

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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