At the beginning of every new season, BYSO has parent meetings to cover important information about participation in our ensembles. This year’s meetings will be online, and will cover specifics about BYSO, our online offerings this fall, volunteer opportunities, and more. You’ll also meet key BYSO staff and Board members.
You will have two opportunities to attend a parent meeting this month. The meetings will cover the same information so you need only attend one.
Zoom links to the meetings will be sent in today’s newsletter. If you do not receive the newsletter, contact email@example.com.
Audition Results Are In
Audition results have been sent by email to your “household” address. If you are unable to locate the email after checking all of your junk and spam folders, fill out our Audition Results Request form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
For general inquiries, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Audition Results Emailed
Audition results have been sent by email to your “household” address. Please check your Junk and Spam folders on all your devices before contacting BYSO regarding results. To request re-sending of audition results, please fill in this form. Please do not email the BYSO office requesting results.
Audition Results Soon to Come
Due to tech issues, communication of audition results has been delayed to early next week. Thank you for your patience. Rehearsals will begin Monday, Oct. 5 and Flute Orchestra will start one week earlier. BYSO’s Parent Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept 21 and Monday, Sept 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom. This meeting is an orientation to the new season, which both students and parents are encouraged to attend.
Registration for Returning Youth & Percussion Students
Returning Youth Symphony and Percussion Ensemble students! Make sure to fill out this form as soon as possible so we can count you in for this season. You may choose to opt out for fall 2020 and have your spot held for later in the season. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Subscribe to BYSO’s YouTube Channel
Subscribe to BYSO’s new YouTube channel! We just made the switch from Vimeo to YouTube. 100 subscribers will give us more customization options to improve our channel and make for a better viewing experience.
Fall Audition Results will be communicated within the next 2 weeks. Given the number of students who auditioned, our adjudicators and conductors needed a bit more time placing students. Thank you for your patience.
Save the Dates!
BYSO will be hosting two online Town Hall Meetings, September 21 and 28 from 6:30 PM – 7: 30 PM on Zoom, as an orientation for parents and students. We ask that at least one member of each household attend one of the meetings.
Rehearsals will begin online on Monday, October 5. Flute Orchestra will start Monday, September 28. Our fall season will include 8 Monday night rehearsals.
Rehearsal lengths for Fall 2020 ensembles will be approximately:
Small Ensembles, 8-9 musicians
Cadet – 45 minutes
Debut – 60 minutes
Premiere – 60 minutes
Sinfonia – 60 minutes
Philharmonia – 75 minutes
Youth – 75 minutes
Full orchestra with strings and winds – 60 minutes
Premiere/Sinfonia Wind Ensemble – 60 minutes
Philharmonia/Youth Wind Ensemble – 75 minutes
Flute Choir – 60 minutes
Flute Orchestra – 75 minutes
Percussion Ensemble – 75 minutes
If you have any questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions Due Today
The extended audition deadline for brass, bass, and viola instrumentalists is today at 11:59 PM. Email email@example.com for the Registration Link.
Audition Extension for Underrepresented Instruments
The audition deadline for viola, brass, and bass instruments has been extended to September 1 at 11:59 PM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration link. All details about auditions can be found in the Enrollment section of our website.
BYSO Executive Director on 425 Show
In the 425 Show’s Supporting the Arts episode, host and local Real Estate Agent Nicole Mangina brought Patrice O’Neill of Wintergrass, Robb Hunt of Issaquah Village Theatre, and Trudi Jackson of BYSO together to discuss the challenges and accomplishments each have faced during COVID-19. Take a look below, or read the blog post.