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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…”!

Rehearsals Cancelled February 11

All rehearsals are cancelled for Monday, February 11 due to the snow.

All students should actively practice their music this week, listening to recordings where indicated.  Concerts are coming up soon!

Cadet and Debut Retreats Cancelled

Due to the forecast of snow on Friday and Saturday, the Saturday retreats for Cadet and Debut are cancelled.

Weather Update

BYSO follows the Bellevue School District schedule with regard to bad weather – if BSD is closed, so is BYSO.

However, your personal safety is of paramount importance. If you cannot safely travel to a BYSO rehearsal, retreat, or concert, please stay home.

An announcement regarding the Cadet and Debut retreats will be posted on Friday morning.


There will be NO rehearsal for all ensembles today, February 4. All Bellevue School District facilities are closed.

Stay safe and warm!

Tech Volunteers Needed

Are you a Windows, Workgroup or Salesforce guru? The BYSO office is seeking a group of knowledgeable volunteers to help us with our hardware and software maintenance and planning. Times will be flexible. Call or email Trudi Jackson at 425.467.5604 or for more information.

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