- Music is now available! Click the following link to download and print your music: Fall Quarter 2023 Music. The password was sent at to all enrolled families in the newsletter on September 21, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
- Click here for Conductor’s Messages
Rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 5:00 – 6:15 pm. Musicians are expected to arrive and be prepared to rehearse 15 minutes prior to start time.
FALL QUARTER 2023 DETAILS
The Fall 2023 Parents Meeting will be held on Monday, September 18. More details will be emailed to all enrolled families in September, along with full calendar dates and venue locations.
|Rehearsals||Fall Quarter Dates|
|Mondays from 5:00 – 6:15 pm||Rehearsals begin on Monday, September 25|
|Rehearsal Location||Drop Off/ Pick Up*|
|Lake Washington High School*||Parking is available in the school parking lot.|
|12033 NE 80th St||Plan on prompt drop off and pick up to avoid|
|Kirkland, WA 98033||congestion. *See below for more details.|
|*subject to change|
|Retreat||Fall Retreat Location|
|Saturday, October 21||Odle Middle School|
|9:00am – 12:00pm||502 143 Ave NE|
|Bellevue, WA 98007|
|Fall Concert||Time & Date|
|Meydenbauer Theatre||Sunday, November 19 @ 3:00pm|
|11100 NE 6th St||Call time and more info will be posted here|
|Bellevue, WA 98004||closer to the concert.|
- Bring a music stand
- Bring a pencil
- Print your sheet music prior to first rehearsal (using link at top of this page) and bring with you to rehearsal
- Arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of rehearsal to ensure you are in your chair and ready to play at the start of rehearsal
- Have fun!
Drop Off & Pick Up Details
All arriving students will enter Lake Washington High School via the Performance Center doors (see map). If your student needs extra support walking to the entry doors, please park in the lot. No parking or idling in the drop-off zone.
All departing students will leave LWHS via the main entry doors (see map). Parents/guardians, please pick up your students outside the main entry way. BYSO staff will be there to help facilitate pick up.
All parents & guardians of Cadet & Debut students are highly encouraged to sign up to be a Cadet Pick Up Monitor and/or a Debut Pick Up Monitor. These volunteers chaperone students who are waiting for pick up, help students find their parents/guardians, and support BYSO staff in maintaining student safety after rehearsal. This is especially critical during the dark Fall & Winter months. Sign up now!
Cadet String Orchestra is an entry-level orchestra for strings. This BYSO ensemble is open to string players (violin, viola, cello, double bass), who are at least six years old, can read simple music easily, and are comfortable with their instrument. The typical Cadet String Orchestra student may have started the instrument only recently but has developed solid early proficiency and is prepared for the challenges of a large group setting. Students accepted into Cadet String Orchestra typically have been playing the instrument for one to three years.
Cadet String Orchestra is designed to be a young musician’s first group experience. Students receive instruction in following a conductor and playing as an ensemble. Prior orchestra experience is not required.
The repertoire for Cadet String Orchestra is mostly in first position, but it is still challenging, with some knowledge of sharps and flats required. Past works performed include arrangements of Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld, and Balmages’s Fantasy on a Japanese Folk Song.
Recent Cadet String Ensemble Performance: