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

Member announcements for the week of August 31, 2017:


  • First rehearsal Volunteers: Our amazing parent volunteers help kick the year off on a positive note! We are seeking volunteers for our first rehearsal on September 9th (September 16th for Opus One members). Whether you’re a WYSO veteran greeting and directing new members to their rehearsal room or helping serve pizza, your help is instrumental to a successful first day.  If you’re interested in volunteering, please follow the instructions below:


  • We use to organize our upcoming volunteer opportunities.Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

 1) Click this link to see our SignUp on

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on

Note: does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.


  • Tuition reminder: please remember that unpaid tuition is due by September 9th (September 16th for Opus One). Families with unpaid tuition should have received an invoice this week. If you would like to set up a payment plan for your tuition, please contact Program Assistant Yanzel Rivera at or (608) 263-3320 x:2.


  • 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 in the following link: Applications are due September 16th.


  • First rehearsal details:  the season’s first WYSO rehearsal is September 9th.  All orchestras (except for Opus One, we will see you September 16th) will report to the Humanities Building by 8:45 AM.  Please remember to bring your instrument, music stand and music.
    • September 9th Rehearsal Times:
      • Youth Orchestra:  9:00am-12:00pm in Mills Hall
      • Philharmonia Orchestra:  9:00-12:00 in room 1341
      • Concert Orchestra:  9:00am-2:00pm in room 1321
      • Sinfonietta:  9:00am-2:00pm in room 1351
      • Opus One: no rehearsal (the first Opus One rehearsal is September 16th)
        • Required parent meetings will be held on September 9th from 9:30am-10:45pm.  New WYSO parents will meet in room 2650 while returning WYSO parents will meet in room 1121.  Opus One parents will meet from 9:30-10:30 on September 16th.
        • Additional details about the September 9th rehearsal will be sent via email next week


  • Parking:  picking up and dropping off your WYSO member at rehearsal can be overwhelming.  We recommend adding additional time to your commute to park at one of the area parking ramps and walk your child to the Humanities Building.  We also recommend parking and arranging a rendezvous point to pick up your child after rehearsal has concluded.
    • Pick-up and drop-off in the traffic circle on Park Street (Lot 105) is very limited.  Any vehicle disrupting the flow of traffic on Park Street or in the traffic circle will be asked to move.
    • Parking in the accessible parking spaces found in the Park Street traffic circle is strictly limited to cars with state disabled parking permits. Cars parked illegally in these spaces will be ticketed and towed.
    • Please note there is an 11:00am home Badger game on September 9th; this will cause increased traffic and delays in the campus area.
    • Please consider using lot 107 (Chazen Museum pull-through area) on University Avenue as a drop-off/pick-up point.
    • For your convenience, area parking structures are circled on the attached Parking Map.


  • WYSO Office Hours: WYSO has two office locations.  Starting September 5th, the hours at these locations are as follows:
    • 2009 W. Beltline Hwy:  Tuesday-Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm
    • Humanities Building (Room 1625):  Wednesday and Thursday:  11:00am-1:00pm, Friday:  9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday: 7:30am-2:00pm

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