Group Photos available of GR Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra

Great Memories! 

Group photos are available for purchase online this year for each orchestra, please use the link below. You will need to enter your email address to access the photos, no password is required.
 
 
If you have a questions or concerns please email our photographer, Sarah Galle: sarah@sarahjanephotographyonline.com
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Your business will give much needed community support by advertising with us. In short, we need you!

Thank you for any consideration that you give to the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra.

Follow the link for more information.  Program Advertising

 

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2018-19 Season Begins with Concert on October 28

IT IS TIME TO ORDER YOUR SEASON TICKETS AND BECOME A PATRON   

                                   ORDER TICKETS HERE

The Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra will perform in three concerts this season

  • October 28 in the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship at Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • March 3 in DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids
  • April 28 in DeVos Hall in downtown Grand Rapids

Each concert begins at 3 pm.  Single tickets with general admission seating will be available at the door at each concert.    Please join us for one or all of these concerts.

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2018-19 season begins with retreat on Sep 8

The 2018-19 season will begin with an all-day retreat on September 8.

Music for the first concert has been emailed to members by our Conductor, John Varineau so you can begin practicing.  Passwords will be emailed to members in the last two weeks of August by our WebMaster.  You can also listen to music using our Naxos subscription.

Looking for a carpool?   A membership list has been posted at members.grys.org (only available after logging in with password).

Along with good food and games we will actually have some intensive rehearsals.  This will allow you to learn the music better before those all-important chair auditions.  Our retreat location is easy to get to and close to Grand Rapids, so there is minimal driving.  It is at the Salvation Army Conference Grounds on Pine Island Drive.  Please plan to arrive at about 8:30 – 8:45 am so that we can start at 9:00 am.  We will be done at 5:15 pm.  There is no additional cost – it is part of your enrollment fee.  You’ll be fed one meal – lunch.

Please bring:

  •  a folding music stand with your name taped on it!
  •  your instrument
  •  your music
  •  appropriate clothing for the weather – we’ll be inside and outside
  •  bottle of water

All musicians are expected to attend the retreat.  If you have a conflict because of a school-related activity, you should still come to as much of the retreat as possible.  If you have questions/conflicts about the retreat please email  our manager at: manager@grys.org or John Varineau at: conductor@grys.org

Need directions?  Follow this link.

Once you arrive:   There is a large parking lot on the right side of the road when you get to the Conference Grounds.  Park there and walk down the hill to the main building.  The main building faces beautiful Pine Island Lake. Weather permitting, registration will be set up between the main building and the lake.

End of the day:  The traditional end of the retreat is an informal mini-performance by both ensembles starting at 4:30 pm.  Each ensemble will perform a portion of the music rehearsed at the retreat.  Parents are welcome to enjoy the music, upstairs in the main building.

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Welcome 2018-19 Musicians!

The audition results are in and letters have been sent to all members of the 2018-19 Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra. If you were invited into one of these ensembles, be sure to complete your membership by August 1, 2018. Once every member has the following completed, we will formulate the membership mailing list and send out password information for the Members Only Page that will contain music for the retreat and other information.

  1. signing and returning your acceptance form (parents too!)
  2. paying your membership fee (for example, by paypal)
  3. filling out the complete your membership form

     Once all three above are

Make sure to read: Handbook 2018-19

Tuition Assistance is available: Tuition Assistance

 

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2018 – 2019 Auditions are closed!

Audition registration for the 2018-19 season is now closed.

Auditions take place each May for the following season.  Students are notified of the audition results in late June or July.  Students auditioning for the Youth Symphony and Classical Orchestra must

  • Register for an audition before the audition registration deadline
  • Prepare to perform a solo, scales, and sight reading audition
  • Pay a modest audition fee

To find more information go to the TAB Get Involved.
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May 2017 Concert Photos Available

Photos from the May concert are available here.

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Concert Recordings Available Online

Audio and video recordings of the October, March and May concerts are now available.  The concerts include both the Classical Orchestra and Youth Symphony performances.

Recordings from these concerts and from previous seasons can be accessed under the “Recordings tab” above.

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Help Us Build Our Site

We’d like to add some more information about summer camps, workshops, master classes, scholarship sources, ways to raise money to attend summer camp and the like.  Are you interested in pulling some of this together into an article for us to post, contact our webmaster for more information at webmaster@grys.org.

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