- Spring Quarter music is now available for download and printing. Read the BYSO newsletter sent out on 3/23 for the password, then click the following link to access: BYSO Spring Quarter Music.
- Click here for Conductor’s Messages
In-person rehearsals follow WA State DOH guidelines for schools. We are watching evolving School District and State COVID guidelines and will make changes accordingly. Click here for complete BYSO COVID Policy and Procedures.
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.
BYSO SPRING QUARTER 2023
SPRING QUARTER 2023 DETAILS
|Rehearsals||Spring Quarter Dates|
|Mondays from 5:00 – 6:15 pm||March 27 – May 22, 2023 (No rehearsal on 4/10)|
|Rehearsal Location||Drop Off/ Pick Up|
|Northwest Arts Center||Please plan on prompt drop off and pick up to|
|9825 NE 24th Street||avoid congestion, as the parking lot is small.|
|Bellevue, WA 98004||Please see below for more specific instructions.|
|Retreat||Fall & Winter Quarters Only|
|The next BYSO retreats will be|
|held in the 2023-24 Season.|
|Spring Concert | Showcase||Sunday, May 21 at 4:30 pm|
|Meydenbauer Theatre||Call times and more will be posted as we get|
|11100 NE 6th St||closer to the concert.|
|Bellevue, WA 98004|
Drop Off/Pick Up Instructions for Northwest Arts Center
Please continue to be mindful of all of our student, parent, and staff safety in the parking lot by reducing your speed and keeping an eye out for pedestrians. We have added a volunteer opportunity for Parking Lot Monitors that will help students navigate safely to/from the rehearsal venue and their family car.
- 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!
VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers will be a vital part of a successful Spring Quarter for all of our students. We need volunteers to help with attendance, setting up/tearing down, and supporting our students during their rehearsals. Click here to 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.