• Winter Quarter music will be available via PDF download by Friday, January 5. Instructions on how to download music will be sent via email to all enrolled BYSO students.
  • Click here for Conductor’s messages

Rehearsals will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm. Musicians are expected to arrive and be prepared to rehearse 15 minutes prior to start time.


Rehearsals Winter Quarter Dates
Mondays from 6:30 – 8:30 pm Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 8
Rehearsal Location Drop Off/ Pick Up
Overlake Christian Church Please plan on prompt drop off and pick up to
9900 Willows Rd NE avoid congestion. Note: entrance to building
Redmond, WA 98052 is past a very long parking lot.
Retreat Retreat Location
Saturday, February 3 Odle Middle School
9:00am – 2:00pm 502 143 Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98007
Winter Concert Time & Date
Meydenbauer Theatre Saturday, March 16 @ 3:00 pm
11100 NE 6th St Call times and more information will be
Bellevue, WA 98004 posted here.

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!


Sinfonia is an advanced intermediate orchestra in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. Sinfonia employs full symphonic instrumentation (strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion). The typical Sinfonia student has had some private instruction and school ensemble experience and is developing solid technical skills and musical understanding.

Sinfonia provides advancing students the opportunity to perform challenging literature for full orchestra. Past works performed include Haydn’s Symphony No. 104, Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro Overture, and Barroso’s Aquarela do Brazil.

Conductor: Barney Blough

Barney Blough holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Performance and a Master of Music Education degree from Central Washington University, a Teaching Certificate from Seattle Pacific University, and a Professional Certificate from Pacific Lutheran University. He has served as Music Director of the Seattle Chamber Orchestra, Assistant Conductor of the Rainier Symphony, and Assistant Conductor of the Lake Union Civic Orchestra. Learn more.

Contact Barney Blough at

Messages from the Conductor

Fall Seating Auditions will take place at the BYSO Sinfonia retreat on Saturday, October 28. Attendance at the retreat is required, and there will be no make-up auditions. Those who do not audition at the retreat will be seated at the back of the section. Be sure to practice your individual part with careful attention to detail (including articulations) and to the musical aspects of the piece (dynamics, phrasing, etc.).  You should also to listen to professional recordings for a guide to tempo and style.

Marriage of Figaro

Claire de lune

Huapango del Oso

The audition material will be chosen from the following selections:


Marriage of Figaro: 18-59; 74-96; 116-135; 147-190; 247-end

Clair de lune: 1-5; 15-26; 35-42; 51- end

Huapango: 37- F; L-N; 3 before P to end


Marriage of Figaro: 18-59; 73-96; 146-170; 229-237; 244-end

Clair de lune: 1-5; 9-25; 25-42; 51- end

Huapango: 37- F; M-N; 3 before P to end


Marriage of Figaro: 12-18; 262-284

Clair de lune: 5-10; 27-35; 42-50; 59-67

Huapango: 3 before C-E; M-P


Marriage of Figaro: 1-7; 18-24; 45- 58; 101-107; 156-164; 214-220; 229-236

Clair de lune: 19-29; 32-43

Huapango: first 5 bars; E to G; J to L; last 5 bars

Violin I:

Marriage of Figaro: 1-7; 12-18; 35-42; 60-85; 123-139; 236-252

Clair de lune: 15-25; 26-49

Huapango: 5-14; 79-87; 98-127

Violin II:

Marriage of Figaro: 1-7; 107-123; 133-145; 238-250

Clair de lune: 15-25; 39-46; 55-60

Huapango: M-N; 4 bars after O-Q


Marriage of Figaro: 1-7; 156-165; 250-266

Clair de lune: 15-25; 26-34; 43-50; 61-end

Huapango: 1 before C to E; M-N; 4 bars after O-Q


Marriage of Figaro: 1-7; 18-26; 156-165

Clair de lune: 26-34; 41-45; 65-end

Huapango: 1 before C to E

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