Orchestra Member Information

2020-2021 Season

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Arrival Time: Arrival, check-in and setup: 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Please head for Entrance Door A: Fellowship Hall.

Rehearsal Time: 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM

What to bring to In-person rehearsals: chair with protected feet, folding music stand, music folder (supplied) containing ALL the music, sharpened pencil, cellos and bassists - rubber tips installed on both their end pin and rock stop.

All musicians and parent volunteers must come to rehearsal wearing a mask that will be worn throughout rehearsal.

Parent Volunteers:

Parents will be given a list of volunteer dates at the first rehearsal for: assisting the conductor with setting up the rehearsal room before rehearsal, monitoring behavior during rehearsal, and restoring room to original setup and condition after the rehearsal. Parents will be asked to volunteer once or twice per season, if you have a conflict on an assigned date, you may swap dates with another parent. Please arrive by 4:30 pm on your assigned date.

Elementary Strings Contact Information:

Conductor: Bernard Klinger: bernard.klinger@gwyoa.org

Parent Liaisons:

Mrs. Iris Wong: iris.wong@gwyoa.org

Mrs. Candy Huang: candy.huang@gwyoa.org

Mrs. Elena Inoue: elena.inoue@gwyoa.org

Elementary Strings Links:

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2020-2021 Elementary Strings Waiver

You must complete and submit this waiver before your first in-person rehearsal.

Arrival Time: Arrival, check-in and setup: 4:30 pm - 4:50 pm

Please head for Entrance Door A: Gymnasium

Rehearsal Time: 4:50 PM - 6:30 PM

What to bring to In-person rehearsals: chair with protected feet, folding music stand, music folder (supplied) containing ALL the music, sharpened pencil, cellos and bassists - rubber tips installed on both their end pin and rock stop.

All musicians must come to rehearsal wearing a mask that will be worn throughout rehearsal.

All musicians other than bassists should also have a mute – I recommend the rubber “Tourte” type. Be sure you don't get a "practice mute;" that's for a different purpose. Links for purchasing mute at right.

Junior Strings Contact Information:

Conductor: Jacqueline Stern: jacqueline.stern@gwyoa.org

Parent Liaisons:

Laura Chmielewski: laura.chmielewski@gwyoa.org

Junior Strings Links:

Make Tuition Payment

2020-2021 Junior Strings Music (T/C)

2020-2021 Junior Strings Waiver

You must complete and submit this waiver before your first in-person rehearsal.

Mutes from SharMusic.com: Violin / Viola / Cello

Arrival Time: Arrival, check-in and setup: 6:50 pm - 7:10 pm

Please head for Entrance Door A: Gymnasium

Rehearsal Time: 7:10 PM - 9:00 PM

What to bring to In-person rehearsals: chair with protected feet, folding music stand, music folder (supplied) containing ALL the music, sharpened pencil, cellos and bassists - rubber tips installed on both their end pin and rock stop.

All YS musicians, including brass & woodwinds, must come to rehearsal wearing a mask that will be worn throughout rehearsal. Outdoor mask breaks may be given.

In addition to masks, brass and woodwind musicians will be required to use bell covers (trumpets, French horns, trombones) or instrument bags (flutes, clarinets, oboes, bassoons). The GWYOA will make a one-time purchase of bell covers and instrument bags for brass & woodwind musicians who opt for in-person rehearsal. Replacement covers or bags must be purchased by the musician.

Youth Symphony Contact Information:

Conductor: Kathleen Feldman: kathleen.feldman@gwyoa.org

Parent Liaisons:

Mrs. Kristine Fenton: kristine.fenton@gwyoa.org

Mrs. Cricket Powell: cricket.powell@gwyoa.org


Youth Symphony Links:

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2020-2021 Youth Symphony Music

2020-2021 Youth Symphony Waiver

You must complete and submit this waiver before your first in-person rehearsal.

Until we are back to non-coronavirus normal, the below policies are suspended:

Attendance & Behavior Policy

Attendance at all rehearsals and performances is mandatory. Inappropriate behavior, excessive tardiness and absences (excused or not) jeopardize the orchestras ability to perform and will necessitate a review by the conductor with the Board of Directors. More than two absences per semester will be considered excessive and may constitute grounds for dismissal. Cell phones and other electronics are to be silenced and out of sight during rehearsals.

Concert Attire

Elementary Strings:

Black or navy pants, black socks and shoes, white shirt with conservative, straight tie, and black jacket. No athletic shoes/sneakers. Shirt must be tucked inside pants.

OR

All white blouse, black shoes, black skirt (knee length or longer).

Junior Strings:

Black suit (or black jacket/trousers), white button-down shirt, long tie (doesn't need to be black), black socks and shoes. No athletic shoes/sneakers.

OR

Black dress, ankle or floor-length, or black blouse (3/4 sleeved or longer) and ankle- or floor-length skirt or concert trousers, black tights, black closed-toe shoes. Please note that leggings are not a substitute for black trousers. No short sleeves, please.

Youth Symphony:

Black suit (black jacket/trousers), white button-down shirt, long tie (doesn't need to be black), black socks and shoes. No athletic shoes/sneakers.

OR

Full length black dress, or black blouse with black skirt or concert trousers, black tights, black closed-toe shoes. No short sleeves, top must be ¾ sleeve or longer. Dress/skirt/trouser must be ankle or floor length. Please note that leggings are not a substitute for black trousers.