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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
September 9 First rehearsal of the season! Santa Rita Elementary School
October 14 Sectionals & Seating Auditions Santa Rita Elementary School
November 4 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
November 4 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center, Cupertino
November 25 (Thanksgiving) Regular Rehearsal! Thanksgiving Weekend
December 1 Community Concert | 10:00 AM (Participation Voluntary) Location: TBD
December 2 String Ensembles Concert | AM Reh, 1:30 PM Concert Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
December 9 AO | WS | SO Holiday Concert | 2:30 PM Concert San Mateo P.A.C.
Dec. 10 - 30 No rehearsals Happy Holidays!
January 6 Rehearsal resumes Santa Rita Elementary School
January 13 Viola Immersion Workshop - 1:40-3:40 PM Santa Rita Elementary, Art Room
January 20 Viola Immersion Workshop - 1:40-3:40 PM Santa Rita Elementary, Art Room
January 27 String Sectionals Santa Rita Elementary School
March 2 Community Concert | 3:00 PM (Participation Voluntary) Location: TBD
March 3 IS|WS|AO Festival Concert | AM Reh, 1:00 PM Concert Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
March 10 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
March 17 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
March 17 Senior Orchestra Concert Attendance: 2:30 PM San Mateo P.A.C.
April Weekends Season Auditions Foothill College
April 21 (Easter) No rehearsal Easter Sunday
May 5 Graduating Senior Dinner | 6:30 PM Hong Fu Restaurant, Cupertino
May 12 (Mother's Day) Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
May 19 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
May 26 (Memorial Day) Regular Rehearsal Memorial Day Weekend
June 1 Community Concert (Participation Voluntary) Location: TBD
June 2 String Ensembles Spring Concert | AM Reh, 1:30 PM Concert Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College

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REHEARSALS

Weekly Sunday rehearsals are held inside the Multi-purpose Room at Santa Rita Elementary School, 700 Los Altos Ave., Los Altos, CA 94022, unless otherwise indicated. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your instrument out and tuned. We also need the help of several parents in the IS-AM session to help set up the rehearsal room. Please refer to the message board throughout the season for specific details, should the rehearsal location change.

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JUNIOR STRINGS
10:40 - 11:55AM

INTERMEDIATE STRINGS
AM Group: 9:00 - 10:30AM
PM Group: 12:00 - 1:30PM

WORKSHOPS

We will hold two (2) required workshops that will provide training in ensemble performance and practice. Times and locations are the same. The workshops consist of sectionals directed by professional musicians.

VIOLA IMMERSION WORKSHOPS

Every Fall, Ms. Kati Kyme offers Viola Immersion classes for Intermediate Strings violinists who want to take advantage of learning the viola. The two sessions of Viola Immersion class are free to any interested Intermediate Strings musicians. Interested players would need only to rent a viola by that time and bring it to class: Ms. Kyme will provide instruction and music. An online sign-up sheet will posted for this workshop.


What to bring to rehearsals & workshops:

  1. Your music. CYS will charge $25 to replace lost music.
  2. A music stand
  3. A pencil (always have this ready)
  4. Mutes, tuners, extra strings, etc.
  5. Yellow ID barcode card

REHEARSAL HALL friendly reminders:

  • Please put your instrument cases to the sides of the room and neatly out of the walkways and not next to your chairs (even if you sit at the very back of the section). Take only what you need to your seat. 
  • 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

Intermediate Strings
Yvonne Ho - Newsletters
YvonneSHo@yahoo.com

IS Attendance
Buvana Jayaraman - AM
bhuamar@gmail.com

Li Li - PM
juliayin2001@hotmail.com

Jingrong Xu - PM
xu_jingrong@yahoo.com

Junior Strings
Gunjan Gupta - Newsltrs

gunjan@pulpstream.com

Arickan Gijo - Attnd
gijo.arickan@gmail.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

STRING DIRECTOR

Kati Kyme
Kati@cys.org

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