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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
September 9 Seating Auditions Almond Elementary School
* September 10 First rehearsal of the season! 1:30-5:30 | Almond Elementary School
September 10 Photo Day | Graduating Senior Photos | City Photos 1:30 PM - Dress in concert attire!
September 10 Bulk Mailing Day for Parents 2:30-5:30 PM | Almond Elementary School
* October 8 Rehearsal Location Change Location TBD
* October 15 Rehearsal Location Change Location TBD
October 22 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
October 29 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
November 12 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert Flint Center, Cupertino
November 19 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
November 26 NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 2 Graduating Senior - Concerto Competition Almond Elementary School
December 3 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
December 10 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
Dec. 11 - Jan. 1 No rehearsals - Happy Holidays!
January 7 Rehearsal resumes Almond Elementary School
January 21 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
January 28 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM San Jose State University, Music Bldg.
March 4 Evening Rehearsal | 4:00 - 6:00 PM Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
March 11 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert Flint Center, Cupertino
March 18 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
March 25 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
April Weekends Violin 2 to Violin 1 Auditions Foothill College
April 1 No Rehearsal Easter Sunday
April 8 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
May 13 (Mother's Day) Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert Flint Center, Cupertino
May 13 (Mother's Day) Graduating Senior Dinner Location TBD
May 20 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
June 13 (Wed.) Evening Tour Rehearsal 6:30-9:30 PM, Almond
June 14 (Thurs.) Evening Tour Rehearsal 6:30-9:30 PM, Almond
* June 15 (Fri.) (no longer June 12)) Evening Tour Rehearsal 6:30-9:30 PM, Almond
* June 17 (no longer June 15) Tour Preview Concert | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert Reed L. Buffington Visual and PAC (Chabot College, Hayward)
June 18-29 Baltics & Russia Tour

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


REHEARSALS

Sunday rehearsals are held from 2:30 - 5:30 PM (be ready to tune at 2:25) 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 first half of sectionals are lead by principal players of the orchestra and the second half directed by professional coaches. Full orchestra resumes from 4:30 - 6:00 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.

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. Please also keep the washrooms tidy.
  • 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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Lisa Lau
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Debbie Gravitz
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Kristie Kim
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Xiaolei Kerr (Raffles)
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ADMINISTRATION

Executive Director
Jim Hogan
Jim@cys.org

Orchestra Manager
Carmina Eylar
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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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