Wind Ensembles

Wind Ensembles

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Calendar & Program Info

THE CYS WIND ENSEMBLES 2019-20 CONCERT SEASON

CONCERT DATES TIME LOCATION
December 15 3:30 PM | Winter Concert Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
June 7 3:00 PM | Spring Concert Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University

Afternoon Rehearsals; Late afternoon Concerts. All concerts are free admission.


REQUIRED CONCERT ATTENDANCE

Students and families from all CYS programs are required to attend the following CYS concerts. 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!

IMPORTANT NOTE: Rehearsal schedule changes to the morning session prior to attending the concerts. Please refer the calendar below for further details.

DATES CONCERT TIME LOCATION
November 17 Senior Orchestra Concert 2:30.PM San Mateo Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
March 1 Festival Concert (IS|WS|AO) 1:00.PM Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
March 15 Senior Orchestra Concert 2:30.PM San Mateo Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
May 24
(Memorial Day)
Wind Symphony &
Associate Orchestra
2:00.PM San Mateo Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
May 31 Senior Orchestra Concert 2:30.PM San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
June 21
(Buen Viaje Concert).*
Senior Orchestra Concert 2:30.PM San Mateo Performing Arts Center (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 4 (Wed.) Seating Audition Excerpts DUE Email to Carmina@cys.org & Rosita@cys.org
September 8 First rehearsal of the season!

Parent Orientation Meeting
Santa Rita Elementary School

3:45 PM | Santa Rita Elementary School
September 15 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
September 22 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
September 29 Workshops Santa Rita Elementary School
October 6 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
October 13 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
October 20 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
October 27 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
November 3 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
November 10 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
November 17 MORNING Rehearsal
9:45-10:45AM IW
10:50 AM-12:30 PM WE
Almond Elementary School
November 17 Senior Orchestra Concert
Required Attendance |
2:30 PM
San Mateo Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)
November 24 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
December 1
(Thanksgiving Weekend)
REGULAR Rehearsal! Thanksgiving Weekend
December 8 DRESS Rehearsal! Santa Rita Elementary School (Regular Schedule)
December 15
(Concert Day)
Wind Ensembles Concert |
12:00 PM Rehearsal,
3:30 PM Concert
Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
Dec. 22 & Dec. 29 (Winter Break) No rehearsals Happy Holidays!
January 5 Rehearsal resumes Santa Rita Elementary School
January 12 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
January 19 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
January 26 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
February 2
(change from Jan. 26)
Workshops Santa Rita Elementary School
February 9 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
February 16 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
February 23 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
* March 1 MORNING Rehearsal
9:45-10:45AM - IW
10:50 AM-12:30 PM - WE
Santa Rita Elementary School
March 1 IS|AO|WS Festival Concert @ 1:00 PM
Required Attendace
Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
March 8 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
* March 15 MORNING Rehearsal
9:45-10:45AM - IW
10:50 AM-12:30 PM - WE
Almond Elementary School
March 15 Senior Orchestra Concert
Required Attendance |
2:30 PM
San Mateo P.A.C.
March 22 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
March 29 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
March/April Weekends Season Entrance Auditions Location TBD
April 5 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
April 12 (Easter) NO rehearsal Easter Sunday
April 19 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
April 26 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
May 3 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
May 10 (Mother's.Day) NO Rehearsal Happy Mother's Day!
May 17 Regular Rehearsal Santa Rita Elementary School
May 24 (Memorial.Day)MORNING Rehearsal
9:45-10:45AM - IW
10:50 AM-12:30 PM - WE
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24 (Memorial.Day) AO|WS Season Finale Concert | Required Attendance |
2:00 PM
San Mateo P.A.C.
May 31 MORNING DRESS Rehearsal
9:45-10:45AM - IW
10:50 AM-12:30 PM - WE
Santa Rita Elementary School
May 31 Senior Orchestra Concert
Required Attendance |
2:30 PM
San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
May 31 Graduating Senior Dinner | 6:30 PM Location TBD
June 7
(Concert Day)
Wind Ensembles Concert |
12:00 PM Rehearsal,
3:00 PM Concert
Louis B. Mayer Theater, Santa Clara University

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


Wind Ensembles Calendar

GOOGLE CALENDAR

Click on the icon to view the Wind Ensembles season calendar. You have the option of importing this calendar to your own personal calendars by clicking on the Google Icon at the bottom right corner of the calendar page.

WEEKLY 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 and students in Wind Ensemble to help clean the rehearsal room each week. Please refer to the newsletters provided throughout the season and this site for further details.

Santa Rita Map

INTRODUCTORY WIND ENSEMBLE
2:00 - 3:30 PM

WIND ENSEMBLE
3:45 - 5:45 PM

REHEARSALS ONE WEEK PRIOR TO THE CONCERT

Attendance at rehearsal one week prior to the concert is mandatory. 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 advised to wear concert dress for these rehearsals. Attendance at dress rehearsals is mandatory.

CONCERT ATTIRE

Girls Concert Dress: Ankle length black skirt or pants (no jeans or corduroys). White blouse or dress shirt. Modest necklines, please. Back, shoulders and midriffs must remain completely covered in all postures. Black shoes (no tennis shoes) and black socks/stockings/tights. No shiny or sparkling jewelry, hair ornaments, belts or other accessories (let the music do the shining).

Boys Concert Dress: Black pants (no shorts, jeans or corduroys). White dress shirt. Black socks (no whites) and black shoes (no tennis shoes).

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 Attendance 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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