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No Rehearsals!

Congratulations on a fantastic year!  Enjoy making music this summer.

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

Flute Ensemble
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

Philharmonia Duet
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.

Graduating Seniors

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

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.

Sponsors & Partners