Percussion Ensemble

In-Person Rehearsals:
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.

BYSO FALL QUARTER 2022

CONCERT DETAILS FOR SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20 AT 4:30 PM & 7:30 PM

CALL TIME | 3:00 PM
All musicians should arrive promptly 3:00 pm. Please account for possible traffic delays.

CONCERT DETAILS FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 7:00 PM

CALL TIME | 5:30 PM
All musicians should arrive promptly 5:30 pm. Please account for possible traffic delays.

DETAILS FOR ALL CONCERTS

LOCATION
This season’s Fall concert is at the famed Bastyr University Chapel (14500 Juanita Dr NE, Kenmore, WA 98028). Parking is free in the nearby parking lot.

COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS AS OF 10/31/2022
As per our COVID-19 Policy, BYSO will be adhering to COVID safety mandates dictated by Bastyr, which is as follows:

  • Students and volunteers wear masks backstage and in the greenroom.
  • Musicians on stage may choose to remove their mask during the performance, but must put their mask on back stage and in the audience.
  • All audience members are required to wear a mask at all times when in the audience.

If this policy changes, we will notify musicians and families immediately.

CONCERT ATTIRE
Be sure to check your ensemble’s concert attire requirements. Students must arrive wearing their concert clothing. They will not have a place to change later.

CONCERT DAY CHECK LIST

Bring…

  • Your instrument
  • Your music
  • A pencil
  • A water bottle for the greenroom
  • Do not bring a stand

VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers will be a vital part of a successful day at Bastyr for all of our students. We need volunteers to help with the check in process and with supporting ensembles during their dress rehearsals. You will be able to get to know the students, see their dress rehearsal process, see the incredible Bastyr University Chapel from a musician’s perspective, and reserve your seat in the hall early! Click here to sign up now! 


FALL QUARTER 2022 DETAILS

Rehearsals Fall Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm September 26 – November 14, 2022
Rehearsal Location Drop Off/ Pick Up
Bellevue Children’s Academy Please plan on prompt drop off and pick up to
14640 NE 24th St avoid congestion, as the parking lot is small. No
Bellevue, WA 98007 idling or parking in front of the entrance.
Fall Retreat Saturday, October 15 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Location Drop Off/Pick Up
Odle Middle School Parking lot and street parking are available. Plan
502 143rd Ave NE on prompt drop off and pick up to avoid
Bellevue, WA 98007 congestion.
Fall Concert | Showcase Sunday, November 20 at 4:30 pm
Bastyr Chapel Call time is 3:00 pm. Parking is free at the venue.
14500 Juanita Dr NE Check below for more details.
Kenmore, WA 98028

Student Checklist

  • 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!

For a full list of BYSO’s 22-23 Season dates, including Winter and Spring rehearsals and concerts, visit our calendar.


About

Percussion Ensemble is an ensemble for percussionists in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical Percussion Ensemble student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience, has good snare drum and mallet technique, and reads music well.

Percussion Ensemble consists of all BYSO percussionists who were placed at the Philharmonia or Youth Symphony level after auditioning. Percussion Ensemble students provide percussion as needed for these two orchestras in addition to practicing and performing in their own ensemble, where they focus on interesting and challenging percussion-only pieces. Past ensemble works performed include Cirone’s 4/4 for Four, Spears’s Polyphonies, and an arrangement of Rossini’s William Tell Overture.


Conductor: Denali Williams

Denali Williams is an in-demand performing and teaching percussionist in a wide-variety of musical styles. Mr. Williams serves as a percussion coach/consultant to several area school districts including Bellevue, Seattle, and Snoqualmie Valley. In addition to these duties he frequently adjudicates band/solo & ensemble festivals throughout the region. Mr. Williams maintains teaching studios in Seattle and Tacoma for both remote and in-person lessons. Learn more.

Contact Denali Williams at percussion@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

Philharmonia, Youth Symphony, Flute Orchestra, and Percussion Ensemble

Students with black blouses playing in concert.Religious head coverings:  plain black

Concert Attire

  • Black mask
  • Black shirt
  • Black pants/skirt
  • Black shoes
  • Black tie optional
  • Black suit jacket optional

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