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Rehearsals resume this Monday, January 25. Make sure to check your ensemble page (located under the Ensembles tab) and your email for possible updates from your director. Have a musical weekend.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Resources

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day there will be no rehearsals this Monday, January 18. Remember that tuition for Winter Quarter is due this Sunday, January 17. Pay tuition online or by check, sent to PO Box 3774, Bellevue, WA 98009. Financial aid is available.

Many excellent museums and organizations are hosting virtual events this Monday in celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. A few of those events are linked below, along with a few articles about Dr. King’s surprising relationship with music.

 

Free Virtual Events

A Virtual King Day Experience, hosted by Northwest African American Museum (Seattle)

A Virtual Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, hosted by Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

The People’s Holiday, hosted by the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture

 

Short Reads & Playlists

Songs and the Civil Rights Movement, The Martin Luther King, Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Playlist: 10 songs in honor of Dr. King, The Mercury News

The Extraordinary Musical Influences of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., International Musician

No Rehearsal Monday, Jan. 18

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, there will be no rehearsal this Monday, January 18. Rehearsals will resume Monday, January 25. Remember that tuition is due this Sunday, January 17. Financial aid is available.

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Rehearsal this Monday, Jan. 11

Make sure to be prepared for rehearsal this Monday, January 11. Rehearsal times, Zoom links, music, and more can be found in your Ensemble’s page, located under the Ensembles tab from the menu bar. Directors may also choose to email specific information to their students, so make sure to check your email this weekend and on Monday.

Tuition is due next Sunday, January 17. Financial assistance is available.

Keep in mind that there will be no rehearsal on Mondays January 18 and February 15 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Presidents’ Day. View BYSO’s calendar.

Still uncertain about your ensemble assignment? Fill out this form. Responses may take 1-2 business days.

Tuition Due Sunday, Jan. 17

Tuition for BYSO’s Winter Quarter is due no later than Sunday, January 17. Pay online or send BYSO a check to PO Box 3774, Bellevue, WA 98009.

Financial aid is available now more than ever thanks to generous grantors in our community. Learn more about financial aid.

Rehearsals Begin Tonight, Jan. 4

Welcome to BYSO’s Winter Quarter! We look forward to another quarter of music-making. Rehearsals begin tonight, January 4, for all ensembles. Families should have all received an email from the office regarding class assignments.

How to Prepare:

  • Keep an eye out for an email from your director for the Zoom link.  Directors may also post important information on their ensemble page, found under the Ensemble tab from the menu bar. Make sure to read that through.
  • Update to Zoom 5.4.6. This version has better breakout room functionality. To update, launch Zoom and click on the YOU icon in the upper right-hand corner. Select Check for Updates.
  • Pay tuition by Sunday, January 17. Pay online or by check to PO Box 3774, Bellevue, WA 98009. Learn about financial aid.
  • Make sure instruments are ready and students log into rehearsal 15 minutes prior to start time with cameras turned on.

If you have any questions, please contact admin@byso.org.

Ensemble Assignments Sent

All students have been assigned their ensemble for winter quarter and have been notified via email. If you do not see this email, make sure to check your junk/spam folders.

Rehearsals begin this Monday, January 4. View rehearsal times and learn more about your specific ensemble under the Ensembles tab from the menu bar.

Tuition is due Sunday, January 17, 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact admin@byso.org.

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Rehearsals Begin January 4

Winter quarter ensemble assignments will be sent out via email by the end of December. Rehearsals for all ensembles begin Monday, January 4. Take a look at our rehearsal calendar here. Rehearsal times vary according to ensemble.

To prepare for winter quarter, update to Zoom 5.4.6, read BYSO’s member guidelines, and have your instruments tuned up and ready. Tuition will be due Sunday, January 17. Payment options will be made available once ensemble assignments are sent out. Learn about BYSO’s financial aid opportunities.

We look forward to another quarter of online music making!

Happy Holidays from BYSO

Wishing our families a musical and healthy holiday season. Enjoy carols recorded by Premiere Flute Ensemble, directed by Dr. Nayoung Ham.

Nutcracker Suites Finale Weekend

This weekend is the last chance to see BYSO’s collaboration with Evergreen City Ballet. Their docu-dance film, Nutcracker Suites, was recommended by the Seattle Times as one of the Nutcracker performances not to be missed. Learn more and view ticket options.

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