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Phoenix Youth Symphony 2019-20 Handbook

The PYS Handbook contains the policies, procedures and information for the 2019-2020 Season.

Download and save the handbook to their computers, phones and smart devices:

PYS Handbook 2019-2020

Please download, print, sign and return the following acknowledgement form to your Ensemble Committee by Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Handbook Acknowledgement Form

School Confirmation 2019-2020


Information for January 14 & 15, 2020: 

  • Be sure to check the bulletin board for camp and college/ university information. 
  • Music Memory Teacher Signature Form – All Youth Symphony members must take this form to their teachers this week for signature. This is to inform them of your excused absence for the music Memory event. Please remember, you are responsible to get the signatures to inform your teachers ad you are responsible for the make up material in your classes. Click here to download the form:
  •  Upcoming Schedule and Events:

Rehearsal – Prelude Strings                            January 14. 2020
Rehearsal – SW, CW, PE, SYM, YS                January 15. 2020
Sectional – String Orchestra                           January 15. 2020
Rehearsal – Prelude Strings                            January 21. 2020
Rehearsal – SW, SO, CW, PE, SYM, YS        January 22. 2020
Music Memory – YS                                           January 28, 2020 NPBC
Side By Side Rehearsal – YS                             January 28, 2020 Sym. Hall

  • 2020 Young Musicians Competition
    Congratulations to Ethan Yang as the Grand Prize Winner for the 2020 YMC . Ethan performed the Tcahikovsky Violin Concerto, Mvt. 1 and will perform with the Phoenix Symphony on the Side By Side Concert.Congratulations to Alex Gong from the String Orchestra as the Lower Strings Junior Division winner at the 2020 YMC.

Congratulations to the following PYS members who participated in the Senior Division Scholarship Competition on Sunday:
Caroline Wu
Daniel Walker
Caden Potter
Vincent Claes
Jonathan Pak
Tony Kim
Feyi Adebekun
Sophia Zhang

Finally, Congratulations to Daniel Walker for winning the Otranto Prize for PYS members. Daniel performed the Ibert Flute Concerto, Mvt. 1 and will perform with the Phoenix Symphony on the Side By Side Concert.

  • Upcoming Phoenix Symphony Classics Concert – Don’t forget PYS members get 2 free tickets to each classics concert with your membership card. Tickets can be redeemed at the box office the evening of the concert. If you do not have a membership card please notify Mr. Betz to obtain one or a replacement.

Verdi’s Requiem

Tito Muñoz, conductor
Katie Van Kooten, soprano
Margaret Mezzacappa, mezzo soprano
Daniel Montenegro, tenor
Steven Humes, bass
The Phoenix Symphony Chorus


Verdi: Messa da Requiem

Fri 1/31/20 7:30PM
Sat 2/1/20 7:30PM


Rehearsal Order and Notes January 21 & 22 :

Prelude Strings for 1/21/2020:

At home:

  1. Work on Dance Scenario M. 73-86
  2. Great Gate M. Kiev 30-46
  3. Finale M. 15-45


Scale: A Major 1-2  octaves

We will be working on spiccato, slurs, intonation (specifically accidental spots) and faster tempo for Dance Scenario and Finale.

We will also read through phantom of the opera, violins will all play the same part, cello and bass have their own but similar parts.

Login to Prelude Strings page for rehearsal seating.

String Orchestra for 1/22/2020:
Symphonic Winds for 1/22/2020:
Symphonette Orchestra for 1/22/2020:
Percussion Members for 1/22/2020: 
Youth Symphony for 1/22/2020:


2019-2020 Full Season Schedule

2019-2020 Season Schedule

The Phoenix Symphony Classical Series 2019-2020

PYS members receive two free tickets to each classical concert.

Present PYS membership card at the box office on the day of the concert.

CLICK HERE for the schedule.

Monthly Fee Payments

Pay by check or cash at rehearsal.  Pay by credit card by logging onto your ensemble page.  A late fee will be added to all balances after January 31, 2020.  Students will unpaid balances after April 30 will NOT perform in the Season Finale.


Absence Form

Click here for attendance policy and absence request form

2019 Retreats

Youth Symphony strings – September 6-8, 2019 Prescott Pines
Youth Symphony winds  – September 7-8, 2019  Prescott Pines
Symphonette strings – September 6-8, 2019 Prescott Pines
Symphonette winds  – September 7-8, 2019  Prescott Pines
Symphonic Winds –  September 7-8, 2019  Prescott Pines
All Percussion September 7-8, 2019  Prescott Pines
String Orchestra  – September 28-29, 2019 Camp Friendly Pines


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