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Fall Concert Videos – On Their Way

Digital downloads of the fall concerts were sent out on Monday via email. If you are having trouble finding your download, check your junk mail box or any household email addresses that we have on file.

For those who ordered videos as a DVD, expect them to arrive before the holiday break. They are headed to the post office this Friday.

Concert Help Needed Sunday

We are still looking for Holiday Concert volunteers this Sunday, Dec. 8 at Interlake High School. Sign up on our Volunteer Calendar. Available positions include ticket sales assistant, point person, program distributor, and concert breakdown. High school students are always encouraged to help for volunteer hours.

Thank you in advance!

Concerts this Sunday, Dec. 8

‘Tis the season for holiday concerts! Join us at Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Concert Series this Sunday, Dec. 8 at Interlake High School. Prepare to be wowed by our top orchestras, Philharmonia and Youth Symphony at their Magic of Mistletoe concert at 7:30 PM. To view all concerts and ticket information, visit our concert schedule. We strongly recommend purchasing tickets in advance.

Musicians, call times have been posted by your conductors on your ensemble page. Concert attire is the same, but holiday accessories that are not too distracting to you or your fellow orchestra members are encouraged.

Sign up to volunteer at the concerts to get first choice in seating.

Happy Thanksgiving

The BYSO staff would like to express our tremendous gratitude for our students, families, and community beyond! We are so thankful for the opportunity to meet, work alongside, and make music with such an excellent community. Thank you immensely for your continued support and dedication to our brilliant young musicians.

Coming up:

This Monday, December 2 will be the last rehearsal for the year.

On Saturday, December 7 our Flute Orchestra and Flute Choir musicians will go on tour, performing holiday favorites in public spaces around the Bellevue area.

On Sunday, December 8 all ensembles will perform at BYSO’s Holiday Concert Series at Interlake High School. We recommend purchasing tickets ahead of time. We are still looking for volunteers. Festive attire is encouraged.

Rehearsals will continue again in the New Year on Monday, January 6, 2020.

We wish you all a happy, safe, and musical Thanksgiving!


Winter Auditions

Registration for Winter Auditions is now open.  Each ensemble is auditioning only for specific instruments. There are no spaces for new violins at this time.  Winter Audition Information

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Our Dec. 8 Holiday Concerts are in need of several more helping hands. A range of positions are available including green room monitors, ticket sales assistants, and point people. Please sign up on our Volunteer Calendar. Remember volunteers get first seating at the concerts.

We are also looking for help on Dec. 16 for BYSO’s Winter Auditions. This is a perfect opportunity for high school students to get volunteer hours. The auditions will be held after school at Interlake High School. Sign up on our Volunteer Calendar.

Thank you in advance!

Concert Video Orders Due

Our Fall Masterworks, Showcase, Highlight, and Overture concerts were professionally recorded. To order a copy in either DVD or digital download format, visit the BYSO Shop. Order deadline: Monday, Nov. 18. No orders after Monday will be accepted.

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.


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