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No Rehearsal Veteran’s Day

In observance of Veteran’s Day, there are no rehearsals this Monday, Nov. 11. Rehearsals will resume Monday, Nov. 18.

Missing Season Ticket Packages

For those that expected to pick up their season ticket packages at the concerts but were unable due to our error, please contact Brook directly at We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Congratulations Musicians

Congratulations to all the musicians and music staff for such incredible performances this weekend! Also, a big thank you to our exceptional volunteers for making the concerts run so smoothly. BYSO’s Fall Concert series was a huge success!

There will be no rehearsal this Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veteran’s Day. Next rehearsal will be on Monday, Nov. 18.

Remember to place your concert video orders by Monday, Nov. 18.


Highlight Concert Location Changed to Newport PAC

The Sinfonia and Premiere Orchestra concert on Monday November 4 will now be held at Newport High School, 4333 Factoria Blvd SE, Bellevue.  The concert begins at 7:00 pm.

Season Ticket & Apparel Orders

All purchased season ticket packages and apparel orders will be available to pick up in the lobby before each concert this weekend.

Upcoming Fall Concerts: Dates & Tickets

BYSO’s first concerts of the season are about one week away. Tickets will be available at the door for each concert or you can purchase tickets ahead of time through Brown Paper Tickets (links provided below). For BYSO’s full concert schedule, visit the Concert Calendar.

Fall Overture Concert

Sunday, Nov. 3, 2:00 PM at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

Featuring BYSO’s youngest ensembles, Cadet String Orchestra and Debut String Orchestra

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Fall Showcase Concert

Sunday, Nov. 3, 4:30 PM at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

Featuring Philharmonia, Flute Choir, Flute Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble

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Fall Masterworks Concert

Sunday, Nov. 3, 7:30 PM at Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center

Featuring BYSO’s most advanced ensemble, Youth Symphony. Free pre-concert commentary by Steve Reeder, 6:45-7:15 PM.

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Fall Highlight Concert

Monday, Nov. 4, 7:00 PM at Newport High School

Featuring BYSO’s intermediate ensembles, Premiere Orchestra and Sinfonia

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Season Tickets Now Available until Oct. 18

We have re-opened season tickets on the BYSO Shop. The new deadline to order your tickets is Friday, Oct. 18 at midnight. No late orders will be accepted.

Have you been receiving the newsletter?

If you have not been receiving BYSO’s weekly Thursday newsletter, please contact The newsletter keeps BYSO families informed about time-sensitive information, details about upcoming events, and opportunities in the area.

Last Day to Order Apparel

Today, Oct. 10, is the last day to order BYSO apparel for the season. Visit the BYSO Shop to order a sweatshirt, t-shirt, or beanie hat. No late orders will be accepted.

Premiere & Sinfonia Retreats

Retreats for Premiere and Sinfonia will be held this Saturday, Oct. 12 at Odle Middle School.  Times vary according to ensemble: Sinfonia 9 am – 2 pm, Premiere 11 am – 4 pm. Plan to bring your music stand, music, instrument, and a pencil. BYSO will provide a mid-morning snack and afternoon lunch.

Parents – meet the conductor! Parents are invited for the first 30 minutes of their student’s retreat to ask questions and learn about their conductor’s requirements for the upcoming season.

We are still looking for willing parents or high school students to take some photos at the retreat. No fancy camera is necessary. Sign up on our Volunteer Calendar.

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