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Rehearsals Begin Tonight!

BYSO’s Fall Quarter Rehearsals begin tonight! Make sure you visit your ensemble page to double check rehearsal locations and times. And pay special attention to what student musicians should bring to rehearsal.

Newsletter Out Now!

BYSO’s first Newsletter of the 2022/23 Season has made its way to your inbox. If you are (or have) an enrolled student and did not receive the Newsletter last Friday, please check your junk and spam folders. If you still didn’t receive it, please email and we will make sure to add your email address to the distribution list. In the meantime, Click Here to read the latest newsletter!

2022/23 Season Auditions Now CLOSED

BYSO’s 2022/23 Season auditions are now closed. Thank you to all of you submitted an audition over the past week. We will begin adjudications soon and results will be emailed out by September 16th! If you have any questions please email

2022/23 Season Auditions Now OPEN!

Auditions for BYSO’s next season are now open! Virtual submission will be accepted through August 26th. Check out our audition pages to learn more about audition process, materials and timeline and access the submission link.

2022/23 Parent Meeting

BYSO is bringing back our annual Parent Meeting this year! Mark your calendars for Monday, September 19, from 6:30pm – 8:15pm. This is your chance to meet your student’s conductor, learn more about their year with BYSO, hear from our administrative team, and converse and build connections with our community of parents. There will be refreshments hosted by the Board of Directors after the meeting has concluded. This is the PERFECT way to start your family’s academic year with BYSO and it will take place at Overlake Christian Church. More information will be included in your student’s enrollment email.

2022/2023 Season Auditions will be Virtual

Fall Auditions for BYSO will be virtual this year. Auditions will be open for submissions August 19th! Check out our audition pages to learn more about audition process, materials and timeline. More updates will be headed your way soon!

BYSO to Perform at 4th of July Fireworks

This summer, BYSO will celebrate our nation’s birthday in Bellevue Downtown Park with friends and neighbors at the Eastside’s largest 4th of July event! Enjoy free live music, children’s activities, food options/food trucks and family entertainment. The evening leads up to a spectacular fireworks show at 10:05 p.m. synchronized with a live performance by the BYSO! Click Here to learn more!

Spring Concert Tickets Now On Sale!

BYSO is presenting its Spring Concerts on May 21 & 22.

On May 21 at 2:00pm at the esteemed Benaroya Hall, our Youth Symphony, Philharmonia, Sinfonia, Premiere Orchestra, Flute Orchestra, Flute Ensemble and Percussion Ensemble will present a Masterworks Concert. This is a concert 4 years in the making!

Adults:              $30.00
Youth (4 – 18):  $20.00
Seniors (65+):  $20.00

Tickets are available by clicking here.

On May 22 at 2:00pm at Bellevue’s Meydenbauer Center Theatre, our Cadet and Debut String Orchestras and Youth Symphony will present our annual Bookend Concert. Come experience the breadth of programming BYSO has to offer.

Adults:              $25.00
Youth (4 – 18):  $15.00
Seniors (65+):  $15.00

Tickets are available by clicking here.

Garden Party Is Now Live

BYSO’s Seventh Annual Garden Party beings today and will run through May 15!  Make sure to visit our YouTube channel, social media pages, and website to catch all of the incredible performances. New videos will be released every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Share with your friends and family and please donate to support BYSO!

Summer Camp Returns!

Summer Camps will return this Summer!
Summer Strings: July 11 – 15
Summer Symphony: July 18 – 22
Summer Music Institute: July 25 – 29
Registration is now open.
More details can be found HERE.

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