Congratulations on a fantastic year! Enjoy making music this summer.
Author: Christine Winckler
Garden Party Goal Reached!
Thanks to all who joined us on Sunday, May 5, for our Growing Musicians Garden Party at the Bellevue Botanical Garden. We hope you enjoyed the fabulous student performances and beautiful spring flowers.
Thanks to all our sponsors and donors and event attendees, we reached our goal of $19,000 to support BYSO student scholarships and program services!
Special thanks to our Garden Party student performers and their sponsors:
Sinfonia Wind Quintet
Sponsored by The Nunez-Kincaid Family
Sponsored by Kalles Group
Youth Symphony Wind Quintet
Sponsored by Foggy Mind Music
Youth Symphony Soloist
Sponsored by The Frank Family
Premiere Orchestra Soloist
Sponsored by Bill Gilbert DDS
Sinfonia String Quartet
Sponsored by Eastside Dermatology
Cadet String Orchestra Soloist
Sponsored by Diane Hermanson
Sponsored by The Phillips Family
Debut String Orchestra Duet & Soloist
Sponsored by Kalles Group
Youth Symphony String Quartet
Sponsored by Doran Violins
Full Bloom Event Sponsors:
- Geri & Chris Carlson
- The Flickinger Family
- Kathy & Ryan Kearny
Sunshine Event Sponsors:
- Trudi Jackson
- Rajini & Raju Ramanathan
- Gerald S. Kröon & Roxanne K. Shepherd
Spring Green Event Sponsors:
- Allegro Pediatrics
- Bush, Roed & Hitchings, Inc.
- Eastside Kids Dentistry
- Guild Mortgage
- Sherre & Greg Piantanida
Thanks also to our many wonderful volunteers, our cupcake prize donors, and the donors of our raffle grand prize, a weekend stay at this VRBO cabin near Mount Rainier.
BYSO’s board of directors and staff are deeply appreciative of our community’s generosity and support of our programs.
Parents: Take Our Survey
It’s anonymous and very short. We value you feedback; take the survey.
Lost & Found
Everything in our Lost & Found bin will go to Goodwill in June, so if your student lost something at a rehearsal or concert this year, please call us or stop by to check before it’s too late!
Solo & Ensemble
Many BYSO students participated in Solo & Ensemble recently, and we have learned that several earned high marks. Congratulations to every student who put forth the extra time and effort—and guts!—to perform and be judged at this event.
We recently emailed all current BYSO students we believe to be graduating seniors. If you are a graduating senior and current BYSO student but we did NOT email you, please contact our office right away.
Office Volunteers Needed
If you can come fold brochures and stuff envelopes in the BYSO office next Tuesday, April 10, please sign up here. Parents and/or teens needing community service hours are welcome (BYSO membership not required).
BYSO Summer Camps
To learn more and register for camp, go to byso.org/summer.
T-Shirt Design Contest Winner
Congratulations to Kolton Zeng (Philharmonia) for his winning entry in this year’s BYSO T-Shirt Design Contest. Honorable mentions go to Emma Bi (Youth Symphony), Amber Shi (Sinfonia), and Eric Zhou (Sinfonia).
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest! We appreciate your creativity and enthusiasm for BYSO. T-shirts in the new design will be available to order in September.