Premiere Orchestra

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 2022-23 SEASON

Fall Quarter Dates | September 26, 2022 through November 22, 2022

There are 7-8 rehearsals per quarter, which are held on Monday evenings and one Saturday retreat for each ensemble during Fall and Winter Quarters. Specific dates will be posted here as the Fall quarter approaches.

Click here for audition information.


About

Premiere Orchestra is an intermediate orchestra in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical Premiere Orchestra student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience and is working to improve technical proficiency.

Premiere Orchestra introduces young musicians to full orchestral instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion) with repertoire that appropriately challenges their experience level. Past works performed include Brahms’s Hungarian Dances 5 & 6, Vaughan Williams’s Rhosymedre, and Mendelssohn’s Sinfonia No. 7 in D minor.

Student Checklist:

  • Bring your face mask and bell cover (optional)
  • Bring individual music stand (no sharing stands)
  • Print your sheet music prior to first 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 rehearsalWe will meet the reporting requirements to public health
  • Have fun!

 

Conductor: David Drassal

David Drassal holds a Master's and Bachelor's degree in Music Education from Central Washington University. Mr. Drassal currently teaches orchestra at Tyee Middle School in the Bellevue School District. Learn more.

Contact David Drassal at premiere@byso.org

Messages from the Conductor

Seating Audition Spots for Spring Quarter 2022- April 18

You will be asked to perform one or two of the following passages of music. Your coach will be listening for and adjudicating on the following:

  • Overall tone quality
  • Correct notes and rhythms
  • Appropriate style for the music, including bowing style
  • Phrasing and dynamics
  • Tempo and pulse control- as close to concert tempo as you can comfortably perform

Flute

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81, 89-D.C
  • Shannon Falls- 21-35, 59-67
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Oboe

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81, 89-D.C
  • Shannon Falls- 21-35, 59-67
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Clarinet

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81, 89-D.C
  • Shannon Falls- 21-35, 59-67
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Horn

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81, 89-D.C.
  • Shannon Falls- 4-13, 59-67
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Trombone

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 89-D.C
  • Shannon Falls- 59-67
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Violin 1 and 2

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81, 89-D.C
  • Shannon Falls- 21-35, 59-77
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Viola

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81
  • Shannon Falls- 21-35, 59-77
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

Cello

  • Capriccio- 1-14, 57-81
  • Shannon Falls- 21-35, 59-77
  • Fiesta- 25-44, 75-87

 

Concert Attire:  Cadet, Debut, Premiere, Sinfonia, and Flute Choir

Students with white blouses playing in concert.

  • Black mask
  • White shirt
  • Black pants/skirt
  • Black shoes
  • Religious head coverings:  plain black

 

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