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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
September 11 First rehearsal of the season! Almond Elementary School
September 25 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
October 2 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
October 8 Seating Auditions Almond Elementary School
October 16 (location change) Regular Rehearsal San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
November 13 or 20 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center or San Mateo PAC; Regular Rehearsal Resumes
November 27 NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 3 Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Almond Elementary School
December 11 Holiday Concert San Mateo Performing Arts Center
Dec. 18 - Jan. 1 No rehearsals - Happy Holidays!
January 8 Rehearsal resumes
January 29 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location TBD
February 5 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location TBD
March 5 or 12 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM San Mateo PAC or Flint Center; Regular Rehearsal Resumes
March 19 Spring Concert Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
April 8, 9, 15, 16 2016-17 Season Auditions Foothill College
April 16 No rehearsal Easter Sunday
April 23 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location: Almond School
April 30 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location: Almond School
May 7 or 14 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM San Mateo PAC or Flint Center; Regular Rehearsal Resumes
May 21 Season Finale Concert Canada College Theatre (Memorial Day Weekend)

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

Ann Dalton
AnnDaltonCYS@gmail.com

Barbara Fujito-Fritschen
BarbFritschen@yahoo.com

Kristie Chae
KristieChae@gmail.com

ADMINISTRATION

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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