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Announcements

May 9 Garden Party Update

We are 88% there! Thank you all for your contributions today and over the last few weeks. Together we have raised $17, 654.41 of our $20,000 goal. Please enjoy all the performances on our website, Facebook. and Instagram. Our staff and students have worked very hard to put on such a great show.

As the future for orchestras becomes more and more unclear, your support through contributions, shares, or likes, means everything to us right now. Thank you!

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Virtual Garden Party Grand Finale May 9

Tomorrow we celebrate the Grand Finale of BYSO’s 2020 Virtual Garden Party. Every hour from 9 am to 4 pm, a new video performance will be posted on our website, Facebook, and Instagram. We have lots in store for you including an impressive flute collaboration, a glockenspiel piece, and an appearance from Steve Reeder. We could not have done this without the hard work of our students, staff, families, and supporters.

See the full Virtual Garden Party performance schedule.

We have reached 77% of our $20,000 fundraising goal. Your help is appreciated now more than ever. Please consider donating or sharing our big event.

See you tomorrow, virtually, for a music-filled Garden Party!

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May 7 Fundraiser Update: 76% There!

Good morning! A big thank you to our contributors, large and small, for supporting BYSO during this very uncertain time. We have raised $15,278 of our $20,000 fundraiser goal and just have a few days left to go! Tune in on our website, Facebook, or Instagram at 1 PM today and tomorrow, and buckle up for a big grand finale on Saturday, May 9, where we will be showcasing a series of excellent performances from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Our staff and students continue to work hard to share the music. Consider donating or sharing our fundraiser event to your friends. Thank you for your continued support.

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May 6 Fundraiser Update: 72% There!

Thank you for all your contributions to BYSO’s Virtual Garden Party! We have raised $14,339 of our $20,000 fundraiser goal and just have a few days left to go! Tune in on our website, Facebook, or Instagram at 1 PM every day this week for a new performance and then get ready for the big grand finale on Saturday, May 9 for a series of excellent performances from 9 AM – 4 PM.

As the future for orchestras become more and more unclear, it is important we reach our fundraising goal. Thank you for your continued support.

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May 5 Update: 71% There!

Wow, a BIG thank you to all of our supporters and donors so far! We have raised $14,144 of our $20,000 Garden Party fundraiser goal. The Garden Party will continue stronger than ever this week, with new student and staff performances every day at 1 PM and then a series of excellent performances on Saturday, May 9 for a grandiose finale.

As the future for orchestras become more and more unclear, it is important we reach our fundraising goal. Please give or share our event in whatever capacity you are able. Thank you very much, we cannot do this without you!

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A Special Message from BYSO Founder

We are thrilled to kick-off the last week of BYSO’s Virtual Garden Party fundraiser with a short and sweet message from BYSO founder, Frances Walton.

Fundraiser Update: We have reached 65% of our $20,000 goal. Please consider donating today. Together, we can keep the music going.

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63% There!

Thank you to all musicians and supporters at all levels for contributing to BYSO’s Virtual Garden Party fundraiser thus far. We are thrilled by all the excitement our community has shown for our virtual student and staff performances. Thank you again, we could not do this without you.

We have reached 63% of our $20,000 goal. Starting this Monday, May 4, we will be celebrating our Garden Party Grand Finale, with a new performance every day of the week followed by back-to-back performances on Saturday, May 9. We cannot wait to share what our students and staff have come up with!

This incredible upcoming week of music is a better time than ever to share your support in any way you are able. Help us reach our goal and ensure that BYSO can continue to thrive as an organization. Thank you!

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Week 3 Garden Party Overview

Thank you to our musicians this week for your fabulous performances! This week, we heard a violin solo by Alice Yan, an oboe solo by Calvin Tsai, and a sibling string trio by Hope Hyink, Benjamin Hyink, and Micah Hyink. We would also like to give a special thank you to our sponsors, Bennet Wang, Pascal Pinck, and James and Judy Reed.

Fundraising represents 30% of BYSO’s annual budget, and we are hoping to raise $20,000 in total with this now-virtual event through May 9, 2020. Today, we are just shy of 50% of our goal!

Please consider donating or sharing this event. Your support helps ensure BYSO can keep providing music education and programs to our youth. We truly cannot do this without you.

Stay tuned for more performances next week on our website, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

As always, have a musical weekend.

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Spring Tuition Refunds

Tuition refunds are available. Please let us know how to manage your spring tuition by filling out this form. We would appreciate if you would consider donating part of or all of your tuition to BYSO, as we have many expenses to cover, including rent, utilities, and salaries for our core team.

For March concert ticket refunds, fill out our Returning Tickets Form.

Percussion Lick of the Week

Percussionists, check out Mr. Benjamin’s weekly video tutorial and try something new in your practicing. You can then send a video back to Mr. Benjamin so he can see how you are doing.

Stay tuned every Saturday for a new Lick of the Week!

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