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Tuition Due Sunday, Oct. 18

Tuition for BYSO’s Fall 2020 quarter is due this Sunday, Oct. 18. Visit the BYSO Shop to pay for tuition. Financial assistance is available.

If you have any questions, contact

Updates from Directors

BYSO music directors primarily communicate to their students via email and their ensemble page, found under the Ensembles tab. Make sure to check these places regularly, especially Mondays before rehearsal, for updates or any Zoom link changes.

Flute Orchestra Composition

Flute Orchestra musicians were asked to compose a two-measure short melody in the key of C. The final compilation, arranged by William Linthicum-Blackhorse, turned out beautiful. Have a listen!

Small Ensemble Assignments Sent

All students should have received their small ensemble assignments yesterday (Thursday) via email. If after checking your junk, spam, social, and promo folders, you are still unable to find this email, please fill out our Audition Results Form. We will get back to you as soon as we can.

All ensemble information, including rehearsal time and director messages, can be found under the Ensembles tab from the menu bar.

See you on Zoom this Monday, Oct. 5. for the first rehearsals of the season!

Tuition Due Oct 18

Tuition for BYSO’s Fall 2020 quarter is due by Sunday, Oct. 18. Follow the links below for more information about tuition cost and financial aid opportunities.

If you have any questions, contact

Fall 2020 Ensemble Schedule

Rehearsals for BYSO’s Fall 2020 Season will take place on Monday evenings from Oct. 5 to Nov. 23. Rehearsal times can be found on our Fall 2020 Online Offerings page.

Most students should have received their orchestra level placement. This week, we will be communicating small ensemble assignments by color.

Flute Orchestra’s first rehearsal begins tonight.

Join us for tonight’s Parent Meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 PM on Zoom. A new Zoom link was sent out in last Friday’s newsletter.

Parent Meeting Monday, Sept 28

The last opportunity to attend BYSO’s Parent Meeting will be this Monday, Sept 28 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. There will be no 100 person limit this time and we highly encourage at least one member of every household to attend the meeting. See you then!

If you have specific questions that you’d like to see addressed at the meeting, feel free to email your questions ahead of time to


Parent Meeting Monday

At the beginning of every new season, BYSO has parent meetings to cover important information about participation in our ensembles. This year’s meetings will be online, and will cover specifics about BYSO, our online offerings this fall, volunteer opportunities, and more. You’ll also meet key BYSO staff and Board members.

You will have two opportunities to attend a parent meeting this month. The meetings will cover the same information so you need only attend one.

BYSO Parent Meeting
Dates: Monday, 9/21 and Monday, 9/28
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Zoom links to the meetings will be sent in today’s newsletter. If you do not receive the newsletter, contact

Audition Results Are In

Audition results have been sent by email to your “household” address. If you are unable to locate the email after checking all of your junk and spam folders, fill out our Audition Results Request form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

For general inquiries, contact

Audition Results Soon to Come

Due to tech issues, communication of audition results has been delayed to early next week. Thank you for your patience. Rehearsals will begin Monday, Oct. 5 and Flute Orchestra will start one week earlier. BYSO’s Parent Meeting is scheduled for Monday, Sept 21 and Monday, Sept 28 from 6:30-7:30 pm on Zoom. This meeting is an orientation to the new season, which both students and parents are encouraged to attend.

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