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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
September 8 (Sat.) Seating Auditions Almond Elementary School
* September 9 First rehearsal of the season! 1:30-5:30 | Almond Elementary School
September 9 Photo Day | Graduating Senior Photos | City Photos 1:30 PM - Dress in concert attire!
September 9 Bulk Mailing Day for Parents 2:30-5:30 PM | Almond Elementary School
September 23 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
September 30 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
* October 7 Rehearsal Location Change Location TBD
* October 14 Rehearsal Location Change Location TBD
November 4 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert Flint Center, Cupertino
November 11 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
November 18 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
November 25 NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 1 (Sat.) Graduating Senior - Concerto Competition Almond Elementary School
December 2 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
December 9 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
Dec. 10 - Jan. 1 No rehearsals - Happy Holidays!
January 6 Rehearsal resumes Almond Elementary School
January 13 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
January 27 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
March 3 Evening Rehearsal | 4:00 - 6:00 PM Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
March 10 Concert Day (All Day) Amaral Center, Nevada County Fairgrounds, Grass Valley, CA
March 17 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC
March 24 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
March 31 Workshop: 2:15-6:00 PM Location TBD
April Weekends Violin 2 to Violin 1 Auditions Foothill College
April 21 No Rehearsal Easter Sunday
May 5 Graduating Senior Dinner Hong Fu Restaurant, Cupertino
May 12 (Mother's Day) Regular Rehearsal Mother's Day
May 19 Concert Day | 11:30 Reh, 2:30 Concert San Mateo PAC

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


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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
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Louise Tsoi
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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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