Orchestra Member Information

2021-2022 Season

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Congratulations Musicians!
Welcome to a New Season of the GWYOA

Rehearsal Times

Elementary Strings: Arrival: 5:00 pm, Rehearsal: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm - Tutak Hall

Junior Strings: Arrival: 6:45 pm, Rehearsal: 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm - Gym

Youth Symphony: Arrival: 7:00 pm, Rehearsal: 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm - Tutak Hall

Rehearsal Location

Rehearsals will be held at St. Gregory the Enlightener Armenian Church: 1131 North St., White Plains, NY 10605 - Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/xw9MTEMCWDdy5PHP7
Overhead Map: https://www.gwyoa.org/home/st-gregory

Tuition

Full tuition for the 2021-2022 season:

Elementary Strings: $515, Junior Strings: $555, Youth Symphony: $580

Families with multiple children in the GWYOA are entitled to a 10% tuition reduction off of each child's tuition (Sibling Discount). Make sure you select the appropriate amount on the drop down menu.

Please note: through the generosity of the Stanley C. Staś Chmielewski and Dr. Herman L. Eberhardt Scholarship Fund, tuition assistance is available. Email treasurer@gwyoa.org to inquire.

Refund policy: 100% refund before the 1st rehearsal*; 75% refund after 1st rehearsal*; 50% after 2nd rehearsal*; 25% after 3rd rehearsal*; no refund after 4th rehearsal.

* minus $50 processing fee

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.