Letter of Agreement

Please read the agreement below and submit at the bottom of the page.

Letter of Agreement

I. Attendance Policy (abridged)

  • WYSO allows only two (2) absences during the first concert cycle (through November 16, 2019), three (3) during the second cycle (through March 14, 2020), and two (2) during the final cycle (through May 16, 2020).
    Regardless of the reason for my absence, if I am absent for more than the allotted number of rehearsals during a given concert cycle, my conductor may dismiss me from performing in the respective concert. My conductor also may adjust seating assignments based on my attendance and punctuality. WYSO reserves the right to dismiss a member due to lack of commitment as demonstrated by attendance.
  • Attendance is required at all WYSO orchestra and ensemble concerts in which you are expected to perform. An absence from a concert without reasonable excuse is probable cause for dismissal from the WYSO program.

II. School Participation (abridged)

  • As a WYSO member, I am expected, and strongly encouraged, to participate in my school orchestra, band or strings program. Participation in scheduled activities of my school orchestra or band should always take precedence over WYSO.
    Only occasionally do WYSO members opt not to participate in their school orchestra or band for a given year. In such cases, members are required to notify the WYSO executive director, in writing, of their plans.

III. Musical Notes Fundraising Participation

  • As a WYSO member, I am expected to participate in the Musical Notes Family Fundraising Campaign and meet the $150 fundraising goal through one or more of the fundraising options (online fundraising, letter writing, festival volunteering, raffle ticket sales, etc.). Gifts to the Musical Notes campaign help to fund all aspects of WYSO’s music programs.

IV. Code of Conduct

  • As a member of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, I am an “ambassador” for the entire organization; my behavior reflects upon the entire group. I am expected to use good manners, display common courtesy and show consideration for others. I understand that a successful WYSO experience requires a cohesive group wherein each individual accepts and follows the same standards of behavior.
  • WYSO is dedicated to educating a diverse and changing student body. WYSO affirms its commitment to a community in which all students and staff are accepted and judged as individuals, independent of ancestry, social background, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, or personal beliefs.

V. Publicity

  • I understand that WYSO may use my name and/or photos in print or on its website and also may authorize others to do so for purposes of communication or publicity. If I choose not to release my name and likeness for these purposes, I will send a written statement under separate cover indicating my wishes by June 30, 2019.


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