We are looking forward to getting the 2016-17 Season underway! Here are the upcoming Orchestra start dates! Please note that full season schedules will be handed out at the Parent Meetings and posted on the group pages later this month!
Symphony - First rehearsal Aug. 28 at Sofia Sinfonietta - Seating auditions Aug. 20, Allegretto Camp Aug. 25-27, First rehearsal Aug. 30 El Camino Wind Orchestra - Seating auditions Sept. 6, First rehearsal Sept. 13 Galbraith Honor Strings - Seating auditions Aug. 31, Staccato Camp Sept. 8-10, First rehearsal Sept. 12 Camerata Orchestra - Seating auditions Aug. 29, First rehearsal Sept. 12 Chamber Players Orchestra - Seating auditions Aug. 29/30 (review appointment letter), First rehearsal Sept. 12
The ECYS Endangered Instruments Program is designed to encourage musicians to take up the instruments that are highly sought after by orchestras:
Double Bass French Horn Viola
ECYS provides access to an endangered instrument as well as subsidized group lessons. For the Fall Session, we have openings for students interested in learning Double Bass and French Horn. Read more >>
ECYS would like the recognize the wonderful school and private music teachers who work with and inspire our young musicians! We recently asked members of the Chamber Players, Camerata, and Galbraith Honor Strings to tell us about their teachers. We will be sharing their stories on #MusicTeacherMonday, so check out ECYS on Facebook every week for a new post! We invite you to be part of the conversation! Share your story here!
Music Education by providing a nurturing environment for the training and development of young musicians from our culturally diverse community and by encouraging a lasting appreciation of music.
Musical Excellence by providing quality performance opportunities for our musicians and presenting outstanding musical events for the community.
ECYS Supports School Music Programs: ECYS musicians are encouraged to participate in school music and are excused from ECYS events for school music performances.