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Free Tuition Chance Ends March 25

Just a few more days to participate in BYSO’s annual Free Tuition Raffle! Come by the office during business hours, Monday-Friday 10 am to 4 pm, to purchase $10 raffle tickets. On Tuesday, March 26, BYSO will select two prize winners, awarding them with free tuition for their student next year. Come on by!

Contact us with any questions at or 425.467.5604.

Sinfonia Rehearsal Location Change

This Monday, March 18, Sinfonia’s rehearsal will be held at Interlake High School in the Commons. Please bring your MUSIC STAND, a pencil, and your folder.

Please do not park in the upper parking lot next to the school or in the fire lane.

BYSO Concerts in the Media

BYSO’s Winter Concerts were featured in The Points Living Magazine’s March issue! The Points Living Magazine is a newsletter for the residents of Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Medina, and Yarrow Point. We are always so proud of our musicians and happy to have them featured! View article.

Congratulations Musicians

Congratulations to all musicians for your incredible performances this weekend! Despite the snow days and winter break, your hard work and dedication really showed at the concerts. Well done! Photos from the concerts will be posted intermittently within the next few weeks on our Facebook and Instagram pages.

Parents, make sure to order your concert DVDs through the BYSO shop by April 1.

See you at the next rehearsal, Monday, March 18!


Daylight Savings this Sunday

Remember daylight savings is this Sunday. Set your clocks one hour forward on Saturday night to ensure accurate arrival time to Sunday’s concerts!

Tuition Raffle at Concerts

BYSO’s second annual Tuition Raffle has officially begun! This year, we are excited to announce that two lucky participants will win free tuition next year for their student. To enter, purchase $10 raffle tickets at the Winter Concerts this weekend or at the BYSO office during regular business hours. Cash is preferred, so come prepared!

By purchasing a raffle ticket (or several!) not only do you have the chance to win, but you are also showing your support of BYSO. All proceeds benefit BYSO’s scholarships and program services in order to keep making musical experiences affordable to all youth.

We are also looking for volunteers to help sell raffle tickets at the Winter Showcase and Masterworks Concerts this Sunday, March 10. All volunteers get first choice in seating at the concert. Visit our volunteer calendar to sign up.

Learn more about the Tuition Raffle.

Crossroads Bellevue Chamber Concert

This Sunday, March 3 from 3:30 to 4:30 pm, four BYSO ensembles will perform a free concert at Crossroads Bellevue! An impressive program is planned featuring our Sinfonia Wind Quintet, Sinfonia String Quartet, Youth Symphony Wind Quintet, and Youth Symphony String Quartet. Bring your friends and family – all are welcome!

Musicians: Call time is 3:00 pm. Check with your conductors/coaches for details.


Volunteers Needed for Raffle

At the March 10 & 11 Winter Concerts, BYSO will hold a raffle in which two participants will win free BYSO tuition for next year! To make sure this raffle runs smoothly, we need the willing hands of several volunteers. Please sign up on our volunteer calendar. As a volunteer, you will get first choice in seating at the concerts. Thanks in advance!

To learn more about the raffle, visit our Tuition Raffle page or contact with any questions.

Register for Summer Camp

Registration for summer camp is officially open! Every July, BYSO holds three week-long summer camp sessions that range from beginner level to advanced. Camps are a rewarding experience filled with intensive practice and learning, along with some summer fun.

All camp details and registration can be found on our summer camps page.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

In the spirit of Valentine’s Day and the extra love that is in the air, we would like to share our appreciation to all the BYSO musicians, parents, music staff, and the community beyond. Your dedication and support of youth in music is truly inspiring. As Shakespeare has written, “If music be the food of love, play on…”!

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