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THE CYS ASSOCIATE ORCHESTRA 2019-2020 CONCERT SEASON

CONCERT DATES TIMES WHERE
December 8 2:30 PM Concert
Morning Rehearsal
San Mateo P.A.C.
Holiday Concert
March 1 1:00 PM Concert
Morning Rehearsal
Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
Festival Concert
May 24
(Memorial Day Weekend)
2:00 PM Concert
Morning Rehearsal
San Mateo P.A.C.
Season Finale

Morning Rehearsals; Afternoon Concerts. Times vary each concert. All concerts are free admission.


SENIOR ORCHESTRA CONCERTS (REQUIRED ATTENDANCE)

Associate Orchestra members are required to attend the three Senior Orchestra concerts on the below-listed Sundays at 2:30 PM. Attendance will be taken at these concerts: musicians must check in and check out with the attendance coordinators. Be sure to bring your yellow ID barcode card.

Members receive FREE tickets!

DATES PROGRAM TIME & LOCATION
November 17 Season Opener Concert 2:30 PM | San Mateo Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
March 15 Spring Concert 2:30 PM | San Mateo P.A.C.
May 31 Season Finale Concert 2:30 PM | San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
June 21 * Tour Preview Concert 2:30 PM | San Mateo P.A.C.

* June 21 concert attendance is not required though highly recommended!


2019-20 SEASON - FULL SEASON CALENDAR

DATES TO REMEMBER WHAT IS IT? NOTES
September 8 Orientation Meeting
(Musicians & Parents)
11:45am - 12:15pm |
Almond Elementary School
September 8 First rehearsal of the season! Almond Elementary School
September 15 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
* September 22
(updated 9/2)
Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
September 28 (Sat.) Seating Auditions Almond Elementary School
September 29 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM SJSU Music Bldg.
October 6 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
* October 13
(Changed from 9/22)
Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM SJSU Music Bldg.
October 20 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
October 27 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
November 3 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
November 10 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
November 17 Senior Orchestra Concert |
Required Attendance: 2:30 PM
San Mateo P.A.C.
November 24 Dress Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
December 1 NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 7 (Sat.) Associate Orchestra Concerto Competition Almond Elementary School
December 8 AO|SO Holiday Concert |
Morning Dress Rehearsal
2:30PM Concert
San Mateo P.A.C.
Dec. 15, 22, & 29 No rehearsals Happy Holidays!
January 5 Rehearsal resumes Almond Elementary School
January 12 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location TBD
January 19 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
January 26 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location TBD
February 2 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
February 9 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
February 16 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
February 23 Dress Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
March 1 IS|WS|AO FESTIVAL CONCERT!
Early Morning Rehearsal
1:00PM Concert
Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
March 8 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
March 15 Senior Orchestra Concert |
Required Attendance: 2:30 PM
San Mateo P.A.C.
March 22 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
March 29 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location TBD
April Weekends Season | Entrance Auditions Location TBD
April 5 Workshop: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM Location TBD
April 12 NO rehearsal Easter Sunday
April 19 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
April 26 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
May 3 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
May 10
(Mother's Day)
REGULAR Rehearsal Happy Mother's Day
May 17 Dress Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
May 24
(Memorial Day Weekend)
AO|WS SEASON FINALE CONCERT!
Morning Rehearsal | 2:00PM Concert
San Mateo P.A.C.
May 31 Senior Orchestra Concert |
Required Attendance: 2:30 PM
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
May 31 Graduating Seniors Only - Senior Dinner | 6:00 PM Location TBD
June 21
(Father's Day)
Senior Orchestra Tour Preview Concert |
2:30 PM Concert
San Mateo P.A.C.

* Changes made as of September 2019. This schedule supersedes previously published calendars.


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GOOGLE CALENDAR

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WEEKLY REHEARSALS

Weekly Sunday rehearsals are held from 12:00 - 2:00 PM (be ready to tune at 11:55 AM) inside the Multipurpose Room at Almond Elementary School, 550 Almond Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022, unless otherwise indicated. Please arrive 15 minutes early to get your instrument out and tuned. We also need the additional help of students and parents to set the rehearsal room each week. Rehearsal schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the Music Director. Please refer to the newsletters and this site provided throughout the season for further details.

REHEARSALS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CONCERT

Attendance at rehearsal one week prior to the concert is mandatory. This is when any extra players arrive and/or or private teachers of the soloists attend to work with the orchestra. Students are not required to wear concert dress for these rehearsals.

CONCERT DAY DRESS REHEARSALS

The rehearsals are an opportunity for the students to become familiar with the acoustics and conquer nerves associated with playing on stage before the actual performance. These rehearsals are crucial for the students to feel comfortable on stage and thus give their best performance at the concert. Students are not required to wear concert dress for these rehearsals. Attendance at dress rehearsals is mandatory.

CONCERT ATTIRE

Girls Concert Dress: Ankle length black dress or ankle length black skirt and black blouse. Dressy slacks are acceptable (no jeans or corduroys). Modest necklines, please. Back, shoulders and midriffs must remain completely covered in all postures. Black shoes, black socks/stockings/tights. No shiny or sparkling jewelry, hair ornaments, belts or other accessories.

Boys Concert Dress: Black suit jacket (tux, ok). Black dress pants (no jeans or corduroys). White dress shirt (tux shirt, ok). Black bow tie, black socks (no whites), black shoes (no tennis shoes).

WORKSHOPS

We will hold six (6) required workshops designed to provide additional assistance in preparing season repertoire. Please note the different times and locations. The workshops consist of sectionals and musicianship directed by professional coaches. Workshop schedule is from 9:00AM - 6:00PM. The first half of the workshop is combined sectionals. 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.

ASSOCIATE ORCHESTRA CONCERTO COMPETITION

The CYS Associate Orchestra's Concerto Competition is held in early December with the winner(s) appearing with the orchestra in the current season's March or May concert. Complete guidelines and application are listed on the Concerto Competition page.

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