- Spring Quarter music is now available for download and printing. Read the BYSO newsletter sent out on 3/23 for the password, then click the following link to access: BYSO Spring Quarter Music.
- Click here for Conductor’s Messages
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 SPRING QUARTER 2023
SPRING QUARTER 2023 DETAILS
|Rehearsals||Spring Quarter Dates|
|Mondays from 6:15 – 8:45 pm||March 27 – May 22, 2023 (No rehearsal on 4/10)|
|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.|
|Retreat||Fall & Winter Quarters Only|
|The next BYSO retreats will be|
|held in the 2023-24 Season.|
|Spring Concert | Masterworks||Sunday, May 21 at 7:30 pm|
|Meydenbauer Theatre||Call times and more will be posted as we get|
|11100 NE 6th St||closer to the concert.|
|Bellevue, WA 98004|
- 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 Spring rehearsals and concerts, visit our calendar.
VOLUNTEERS – WE NEED YOU!
Volunteers will be a vital part of a successful Spring Quarter for all of our students. We need volunteers to help with attendance, setting up/tearing down, and supporting our students during their rehearsals. Click here to sign up now!
Music Director Finalists’ Guest Conducting Sessions
BYSO is in the process of hiring its next Music Director and students are invited to be a part of the selection process! Each Music Director finalist will conduct the Youth Symphony for 45 minutes and then student musicians will be given the chance to offer feedback to the Music Director Search Committee. This is an incredible opportunity for Orchestra members to play an invaluable part in the selection process and have a say in the future of BYSO! The event will be on Saturday, April 1, from 9:15 am – 12:30 pm. Sign up HERE to participate.
4th of July Orchestra
BYSO has been invited back to be the live orchestra at Bellevue’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration. Youth Symphony Orchestra students are encouraged to sign up for an experience they will always remember! Perform for a crowd of 50,000+ people while fireworks illuminate the sky. More details can be found by clicking on the link. Sign up HERE to be a part of this fantastic opportunity.
Youth Symphony is the most advanced ensemble in the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra organization. The typical student in Youth Symphony has had significant private instruction as well as school and extra-curricular ensemble experience. Youth Symphony members must have a high degree of technical proficiency and must enjoy challenge.
Youth Symphony provides a chance for advanced students to tackle the works of the great masters as well as new music composed especially for them. Past works performed include Sibelius’s Symphony No. 2, Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9, and Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique.