Weekly Announcements

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

Member announcements for the week of May 17, 2018:

Hello WYSO Members and Families!


Your weekly announcements are below:


Orchestra Rehearsal Times for 5/19/2018. Please check both start times and end times carefully as they may differ from your regular rehearsal times!

  • Youth Orchestra: 9:30am-12:30pm
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: 9:45am-11:45am
  • Concert Orchestra: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Sinfonietta: 10:00am-11:30am
  • Opus One: 8:00am-9:30am


Orchestra Call Times for Concerts on 5/19 and 5/20

  • Members must report to their call time in concert dress. Members will not be checked in by the concert monitors if they are not in concert dress at call time.  Clothes must be clean and pressed. Remember your black socks (no ankle socks!). The concert attire section of the WYSO Member Handbook is attached here for your convenience.
  • Youth Orchestra: 1:15pm call time, 2:00pm concert on Sunday, May, 20 (this may be different than the previously communicated call time).
  • Philharmonia Orchestra: 3:30pm call time, 4:00pm concert on Saturday, May 19
  • Concert Orchestra: 12:30pm call time, 1:00pm concert on Saturday, May 19
  • Sinfonietta: 12:30pm call time, 1:00pm concert on Saturday, May 19
  • Opus One: 1:00pm call time, 2:00pm concert on Sunday, May 20


Volunteer Opportunities:

  • We are in need of an attendance taker, ushers, and a box office volunteer for the upcoming Sinfonietta/Concert Orchestra concert. Volunteers for this concert arrive at noon on Saturday, May 19.
  • We are also looking for an attendance taker for the Youth Orchestra concert. The Youth Orchestra attendance taker will report at 12:45am on Sunday, May 20.
  • If you are available to help in these volunteer positions, please reply to this email.


WYSO Merchandise Sale: all WYSO merchandise will be buy one get one free this weekend only. Stop by the Mills Hall lobby before each concert or during concert intermission to take advantage of this excellent sale!


March Concert CDs: the CDs from the March concerts have arrived. If you ordered a CD at the March concerts, please stop by the WYSO office this Saturday to pick it up.


Seat Reservation: The deadline to register for an audition for the 2018-2019 WYSO season has passed. WYSO members that would like to reserve a seat in their current orchestra may still do so by clicking here.  Please note that WYSO will not know if you plan to return for next season if you do not submit the seat reservation form.


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.


Volunteer Opportunities for 2018-2019 Musical Notes: One way to raise money for your 2018-2019 Musical Notes family fundraising is to volunteer at various events throughout the year. There are currently two volunteer opportunities available for WYSO members and their families.

  • Brat Fest: Brat Fest is May 25-28 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 26 and 27. 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 Music Performance Center in Door County is seeking musicians ages 13-19 that play violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, trombone, harp or percussion for their Symphony Session July 1-14. Birch Creek offers scholarships to Wisconsin residents. For more information, visit http://www.birchcreek.org/academy/apply-now/.


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

  • Percussion Ensemble:  7:00am arrival.  7:30am-9:30am rehearsal.
  • Brass Choirs:  There are no brass choirs rehearsals this week. Have a great summer!
  • Chamber Ensembles:  There are no chamber rehearsals this week. Have a great summer!


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


Thank you!

WYSO Staff


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