Premiere Orchestra

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.

Sample of Premiere Orchestra:

Conductor: David Drassal

David Drassal holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Central Washington University, where he is currently working on his Master’s degree. Mr. Drassal currently teaches orchestra at Tyee Middle School in the Bellevue School District. Learn more.

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Messages from the Conductor


Our first concert of the season is next Monday, November 4 at 7:00 pm at Newport High School with Sinfonia.

6:00- Arrival time (so you have time to park and find the green room)

6:20-Tune and warm up on stage

7:00- Concert starts (we are first on the program)


We will be performing Firework Music and Sinfonia in B Flat. The Dvorak will be performed at our December concert.

See you at the concert!

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