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THE CYS WIND SYMPHONY 2019-2020 CONCERT SEASON

CONCERT DATES TIME EVENT LOCATION
December 15 3:30.PM Winter Concert (IW|WE|WS) Cañada College Theater,
Redwood City
March 1 1:00.PM Festival Concert (IS|WS|AO) Cañada College Theater,
Redwood City
May 24
(Memorial Day Weekend)
2:00.PM Season Finale (WS|AO) San Mateo Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.)

Morning Rehearsals; Afternoon Concerts. Please refer to the weekly newsletters for more information. 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!

CONCERT DATES CYS PROGRAM TIME LOCATION
November 17 Senior Orchestra
Season Opener
2:30PM San Mateo P.A.C.
March 15 Senior Orchestra
Spring Concert
2:30PM San Mateo P.A.C.
May 31 Senior Orchestra
Season Finale
2:30PM San Jose Center for the Performing Arts
June 21
(Buen Viaje Concert).*
Senior Orchestra
Tour Preview Concert
2:30PM 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 4 (Wed.) Seating Audition Recordings
DUE by 11:59PM
Email to Carmina@cys.org & Pete@cys.org
September 8 First rehearsal of the season! 9:30-11:15 AM Almond Elementary School
September 8 Parent Orientation Meeting |
11:15 AM
Almond Elementary School
September 15 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
September 22 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
September 29 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
October 6 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
October 13 (NEW) Workshops (in place of regular rehearsal) San Jose State University (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 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
December 1
(Thanksgiving Weekend)
NO Rehearsal Thanksgiving Weekend
December 8 AO|SO Holiday Concert
Required Attendance |
2:30 PM
San Mateo P.A.C.
December 8 EVENING Dress Rehearsal |
7:30-9:30 PM
Almond Elementary School
December 15
(Concert Day)
IW|WE|WS Winter Concert |
Afternoon Rehearsal |
3:30 PM Concert
Cañada College Theater, Redwood City
Dec. 22 & Dec. 29
(Winter Break)
NO rehearsals Happy Holidays!
January 5 Rehearsal resumes Almond Elementary School
January 12 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
January 19 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
January 26 (NEW) Workshops (in place of regular rehearsal) 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
(Concert Day)
IS|AO|WS Festival Concert |
Morning rehearsal |
1:00 PM 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 Regular Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
March/April Weekends Season Entrance Auditions Location TBD
April 5 (NEW) Workshops (in place of regular rehearsal) Location TBD
April 12 (Easter) 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 Mother's Day
May 17 Dress Rehearsal Almond Elementary School
May 24
(Concert Day &
Memorial Day Weekend)
AO|WS Season Finale Concert |
Morning Rehearsal |
2:00 PM 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 Senior Dinner | 6:30 PM Location TBD
June 21
(Father's Day)
Senior Orchestra
Tour Preview Concert | 2:30 PM
San Mateo P.A.C.
Benefit Raffle Prize Drawing

* 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 9:30 - 11:30 AM (be ready to tune at 9:25 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. Percussionists should plan to arrive at at least 30 minutes early to set the percussion. Rehearsal schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the 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 to work with the ensemble. 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 skirt or pants (no jeans or corduroys). Black blouse or dress shirt. Modest necklines, please. Back, shoulders and midriffs must remain completely covered in all postures. Dark shoes (no tennis shoes) and dark socks/stockings/tights. No shiny or sparkling jewelry, hair ornaments, belts or other accessories (let the music do the shining).

Boys Concert Dress: Dark suit (no shorts, jeans or corduroys) and long neck tie. Dark socks (no whites) and dark shoes (no tennis shoes).

WORKSHOPS

We will hold three (3) mandatory workshops designed to provide additional assistance in preparing season repertoire. Workshop schedule is from 9:30 - 11:30 AM. Please note the possible different times and locations.


What to bring to rehearsals & workshops:

  1. Your music. CYS will charge $25 to replace lost music.
  2. A pencil (always have this ready)
  3. Mutes, tuners, extra reeds, etc.
  4. 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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