Wind Ensembles

Wind Ensembles

Wind Ensembles

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Season Calendar

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
August 25 Seating Audition Excerpts DUE Email to Ms. Amador
September 10 First rehearsal of the season! Santa Rita Elementary School
* October 15 Sectionals Santa Rita Elementary School (No longer on Oct. 1)
* November 12 MORNING Rehearsal 9:45-10:45AM IW; 10:50 AM-12:30 PM WE Almond Elementary School
November 12 Senior Orchestra Concert, Required Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center, Cupertino
November 26 Regular Rehearsal! Thanksgiving Weekend
* December 3 Wind Ensembles Winter Concert | 3:00 PM Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
Dec. 10 - Dec. 31 No rehearsals Happy Holidays!
January 7 Rehearsal resumes Santa Rita Elementary School
January 28 Sectionals Santa Rita Elementary School
* March 4 MORNING Rehearsal 9:45-10:45AM IW; 10:50 AM-12:30 PM WE Almond Elementary School
March 4 IS|WS|AO Festival Concert - Required Attendance | 1:30 PM Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College
* March 11 MORNING Rehearsal 9:45-10:45AM IW; 10:50 AM-12:30 PM WE Almond Elementary School
March 11 Senior Orchestra Concert, Required Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center, Cupertino
April Weekends Season Auditions Foothill College
April 1 No rehearsal Easter Sunday
May 13 (Mother's Day) Senior Orchestra Concert, Required Attendance: 2:30 PM Flint Center, Cupertino
May 27 (Memorial Day) Regular Rehearsal Memorial Day Weekend
* June 3 Wind Ensembles Spring Concert | 3:00 PM Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College

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


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 Wind Ensemble to help clean up the rehearsal room each week. Please refer to the message board throughout the season for specific details, should the rehearsal location change.

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INTRODUCTORY WIND ENSEMBLE
2:00 - 3:30 PM

WIND ENSEMBLE
3:45 - 5:45 PM

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.


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 reeds, 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

Newsletters
Leah Ledesma
Ledesmas@gmail.com

Attendance
Angela Ng - Intro Winds
ang95129@gmail.com

Jijie Wang - Wind Ens.
jijiew@hotmail.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

WIND DIRECTOR

Rosita Amador
Rosita@cys.org

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