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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:
Please download, print, sign and return the following acknowledgement form to your Ensemble Committee by Wednesday, August 28, 2019.
BE SURE TO COME IN CONCERT DRESS PLEASE. Please eat before arriving. You may want to bring a snack.
Percussion please arrive by 11:00 am to set up equipment on stage.
Phoenix Youth Symphony:
11:20 am – Sign-In and leave instrument cases** on tables designated for YS, warm up in upstairs dressing room
11:50 am -12:20 pm – Rehearse on stage
12:20-12:40 pm – Rehearse on stage
12:15 pm – Sign-In and leave instrument cases** on tables designated for SYM, warm up in upstairs dressing room
12:45-1:10 pm – Rehearse on stage.
String Orchestra: PLEASE BE SURE TO EAT LUNCH BEFORE COMING TO REHEARSAL.
12:50 pm – Sign-In and leave instrument cases** in your assigned room (Musician Warm-up Room)
1:20-1:40 pm– Rehearse on stage.
1:15 pm. – Sign-In and leave instrument cases** in your assigned room (Green Room)
1:45-2:05 pm – Rehearse on stage.
1:40 pm – Sign-In and leave instrument cases** in your assigned room (Musician Warm-up Room, same as SO)
2:10-2:30 pm– Rehearse on stage.
** Cello, Tuba and Bass cases can be left back stage in the designated taped off area.
Prelude Strings for 10/22/19:
Concert Run Through:
Spot check all three pieces.
Focus on dynamics in each piece, measuring the last three to five measures to practice looking up. Memorize the first measure to make sure you are looking up for the tempo.
1. Gypsy tale – clean up the right notes, focus on sticky sounding bow strokes and make each note sound clear. Speer are the quarter notes. Practice using less Weight for piano dynamics. Practice increasing press for any crescendos. We clean up different spots. Practice with a metronome at 100 bpm.
2. Haunted carousel- work on separated and clean quarter notes. Third violins work on extended high third fingers. Work on less weight and softer pianos. Memorize the beginning and first violins memorize measure five and the last measure to make sure you are watching for entrances and getting cut off.
3. Burst! – work on stronger crescendos by increasing bow speed and weight. Work on memorizing the first measure and last five measures to look up for entrances and cut offs. Work on dynamics and make the notes more articulate and clean.
Please make sure you have black dress dress socks, black dress socks (no white socks, plain black close toed shoes (no sneakers) and long bright white sleeved collared dress shirt, tucked in.
Thank you for your hard work, your dedication, your awesome behavior and for you being apart of this orchestra. This is your orchestra and you all make it so much and are so special. Continue being you and working so hard! It shows and I am so proud of each and every one of you!!
Have a restful weekend and see you all Tuesday!
String Orchestra for 10/23/19:
Symphonette Orchestra for 10/23/19:
Youth Symphony for 10/23/19:
Percussion Members for 10/23/19
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.
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.
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