In-person rehearsals follow WA State DOH guidelines for schools including: 3 feet of distancing, no shared music stands, mask wearing and wind instrumentalists using bell covers. 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/ Performance||Winter Quarter||Rehearsal Time|
|Mondays||Jan 10 – Mar 21, 2022||6:30 – 8:30 PM|
|Winter Retreat – Lake WA High School:||February 5, 2022||12:30 – 3:30 PM|
|Winter Concert – Meydenbauer Theatre:||March 20, 2022||4:30 PM|
|Rehearsal Location .||Drop off/ Pick UP|
|Bellevue Children’s Academy||BCA has limited parking, please plan on|
|14640 NE 24th Street||prompt drop-off and pick-up following the|
|Bellevue, WA 98007||directions on this map to avoid congestion.|
|Retreat Location (Oct. 9th) .||Drop off/ Pick UP|
|Lake Washington High School||LWHS parking lot and street parking are|
|12033 NE 80th Street||available. Please plan on prompt drop-off|
|Kirkland, WA 98033||and pick-up to avoid congestion.|
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.