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Virtual Garden Party Kick-Off, April 6

Today, Monday, April 6, we begin our Virtual Garden Party fundraiser event. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday through May 9, we will be posting video performances featuring BYSO students and staff at 1:00 PM. Videos will be posted on the front page of our website, Instagram IGTV, and Facebook. See you at the Garden Party – virtually!

Interested in sponsoring a video performance? Contact Caroline Faflak at

Donate today.

Virtual Garden Party Announced

Enjoy BYSO student and staff performances from the comfort of your home! This Monday, April 6, will be the kick-off to BYSO’s Virtual Garden Party fundraiser event featuring video performances by BYSO musicians every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Stay tuned on our website, Facebook, and Instagram pages for all the performances.

We are deeply appreciative of your support now more than ever. Sponsor a video performance or donate today.

See you online at the Garden Party!

Rehearsals Cancelled

All BYSO rehearsals are suspended until further notice. Updates will be communicated via the BYSO website and email newsletters. Please check our Resources page for links to more information about coronavirus in our region. Please keep practicing your instrument!

March 8 and 9 Concerts Cancelled

Dear BYSO Families,

BYSO believes it is in the best interest of our community to cancel the concerts on Sunday, March 8th and Monday, March 9th.

We will be issuing credits for this concert for season tickets as well as tickets purchased through Brown Paper Tickets. If you would like to turn your ticket purchase into a donation, please let us know.

We know how hard everyone has worked to prepare for this concert and we absolutely appreciate your commitment and support.


Some March 2 Rehearsals at Chinook

Reminder: tonight’s rehearsals of Youth Symphony, Flute Orchestra, Flute Choir, and Percussion Ensemble will be held at Chinook Middle School.

March 2 Rehearsals as Scheduled

As of 3:00 p.m., all Bellevue Schools hosting our rehearsals are open for evening activities, so all rehearsals will go on as planned.

Any changes will be posted here.

Questions re Coronavirus 2019

BYSO wants all our families to stay informed and safe.

King County has its first cases of novel coronavirus. The vast majority of the illnesses around the world are mild, with fever and cough. A much smaller percentage of cases are severe and involve pneumonia, particularly in elderly people and people with underlying medical conditions. BYSO will follow Bellevue School District policy regarding any possible closures or cancellations at their facilities.

Sunday’s concerts at Meydenbauer Center will go on as scheduled.

See more information from King County. Seattle Public Schools has an informative post on their website.

As usual, if you have a fever, please stay home from rehearsals and concerts.

Please check our Resources page for more information about staying healthy and links to more information.

Philharmonia, PE Rehearse February 24 at Interlake

Philharmonia and Percussion Ensemble rehearsals will be at Interlake High School on Monday, February 24.

No Rehearsals February 17, Presidents Day

There will be no rehearsals on Monday, February 17 in honor of Presidents Day.

Last Day to Order Half-Season Tickets

Half-season ticket orders are due tomorrow, Wednesday, Feb. 12. Half-season tickets save money and time at the box office. Families with multiple students in BYSO will receive tickets to all of their student’s concerts for one standard price. Visit the BYSO Shop.

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