Winter 2021 Program
For BYSO’s Winter 2021 Online Program, Cadet String Orchestra musicians are placed into 4 small ensembles – Cadet Strings Blue, Green, Orange, and Red.
All rehearsals are held on Monday evenings via Zoom. Musicians are expected to be prepared and logged in to rehearsal 15 minutes prior to start time. Cameras must be kept ON for the entire duration of the rehearsal session.
|BYSO Winter 2021 Small Ensemble Schedule|
|Ensemble Name||Director||Rehearsal Time|
|Cadet Strings Blue||Erin Brown||6:00 – 6:45 PM|
|Cadet Strings Green||Andrew Kam||7:00 – 7:45 PM|
|Cadet Strings Orange||Erin Brown||7:00 – 7:45 PM|
|Cadet Strings Red||Andrew Kam||6:00 – 6:45 PM|
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.