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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
* September 10 First rehearsal of the season! 11:30-1:30 PM - Almond Elementary School
* October 8 Rehearsal Location Change Location TBD
* October 15 Rehearsal Location Change Location TBD
October 21 Seating Auditions Almond Elementary School
October 22 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
October 29 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
November 12 or 19 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center or San Mateo PAC; Regular Rehearsal Resumes
November 19 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
November 26 NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 2 Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Almond Elementary School
December 10 AO/WS/SO Holiday Concert Day | AM Reh, 2:30 PM Concert San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Dec. 17 - Dec. 31 No rehearsals - Happy Holidays!
January 7 Rehearsal resumes Almond Elementary School
January 21 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
January 28 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
March 4 IS|WS|AO Festival Concert | AM Reh, 1:30 PM Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
March 11 or 18 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center or San Mateo PAC; Regular Rehearsal Resumes
March 18 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
March 25 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location: TBD
April Weekends Season Auditions Foothill College
April 1 NO rehearsal Easter Sunday
April 8 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location: TBD
May 13 or 20 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center or San Mateo PAC; Regular Rehearsal Resumes
May 13 (Mother's Day) Graduating Seniors Only - Senior Dinner Location: TBD
May 20 Evening Rehearsal 5:00-7:00 PM San Mateo Performing Arts Center
May 27 (Memorial Day Weekend) Season Finale Concert Cañada College Theatre, Redwood City (Memorial Day Weekend)

* Changes made as of August 2018. This schedule supersedes previously published calendars.


REHEARSALS

Sunday rehearsals are held from 12:00 - 2:00 PM (be ready to tune at 11:55) at Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022, unless otherwise indicated. Please refer to the newsletters provided throughout the season for further details.

WORKSHOPS

We will hold six (6) required workshops that will provide advanced training in orchestral performance and practice. Please note the different times and locations. The workshops consist of sectionals and musicianship directed by professional coaches. Full orchestra resumes from 12:00 - 2:00 PM. 

What to bring to rehearsals & workshops:

  1. Your music. CYS will charge $25 to replace lost music.
  2. Music stand (important)
  3. A pencil (always have this ready)
  4. Extra reeds, strings, mutes, tuners, slide/valve oil, etc.
  5. Yellow ID barcode card

REHEARSAL HALL friendly reminders:

  • Please put your instrument cases to the sides of the room or on stage, neatly out of the walkway and not next to your chairs (even if you sit at the very back of the section). This also applies to winds & brass, take only what you need to your chair. 
  • Please clean-up after yourselves.
  • Let's help keep our rehearsal room clean by picking up little items off the floor (i.e. napkins, pencils, water bottles, etc), even if the item does not belong to you.
  • Eat your snacks, sip your drinks outside the rehearsal room and, please, do not make a mess outside.
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VP COORDINATORS

Louise Tsoi
Louise_Tsoi@yahoo.com

Barbara Fritschen (Librarian)
BarbFritschen@yahoo.com

ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Jim Hogan
Jim@cys.org

Orchestra Manager
Carmina Eylar
Carmina@cys.org

Office Managers
Mrs. Pang (Mgr.)
MrsPang@cys.org

Judy Chan (Asst. Mgr.)
Judy@cys.org

MUSIC DIRECTOR

Leo Eylar
Leo@cys.org

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