AUGUST 2019 NEWS
August Rehearsal Schedule:
Monday, August 12: Late & Principal Auditions – First Baptist Church AND Tuition DUE
Monday, August 19: FIRST REHEARSAL FOR ALL ORCHESTRAS! Please report 15 minutes early to the CSAS Cafeteria to check in. Students and parents should park in the lot behind the school (use Siskin Drive to access this lot) and come up the stairs to the Cafeteria. Parents can wait in the cafeteria during rehearsals.
Prelude: 5:10 – 6:10 PM CSAS Auditorium
Philharmonic: 6:00 – 8:00 PM CSAS String Room
Symphony: 6:00 – 8:00 PM CSAS Band Room
Etude: 6:35 – 8:00 PM CSAS Auditorium
Monday, August 26: REGULAR REHEARSALS
6:30 – 8:00 PM: MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL PARENTS in the CSAS Auditorium/T-shirts and Handbooks given out
PARENT VOLUNTEER SIGN-UPS ARE NOW OPEN FOR Late/Principal Auditions AND Monday Night Rehearsals! Please sign up HERE:
TUITION PAYMENTS ARE DUE MONDAY – AUG. 12!
Full Tuition Payments are due ONE WEEK PRIOR to the first rehearsal. You can send checks to the CSO at 701 Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402 or pay online with a credit card here:
AUG. 26: CONCERT DRESS SWAP! NEW THIS YEAR!
If you’ve outgrown your Concert Dress outfit from last year and would like to DONATE some or all of your items of clothing (in good condition) to another CSOYO member, we will be accepting items such as tuxedos, dress shirts, bow ties, black shoes, dresses and pants on MONDAY, AUGUST 26 before rehearsal. Donated items will be available at the parent meeting, and parents can “shop” for any items they might need. After August 26, any donated items will be kept at the CSO Office and parents can come by there to pick up any available items. All donated items MUST MEET CSOYO Concert Dress requirements or they will not be accepted. Please call the CSOYO Manager if you have any questions. Thank you!
LATE AUDITIONS INFO:
SYMPHONY: Viola, Bass, Percussion
PHILHARMONIC: Oboe, French Horn, Trombone, Cello, Viola, Bass
PRELUDE & ETUDE: No current openings
2019-2020 CSOYO Symphony members who were members in good standing last season are eligible to participate in the annual Concerto Competition, which will be held on August 29, 2019. See below for information and application.
CHAMBER ENSEMBLE PROGRAM: SIGN UP BY AUGUST 26!
Fall Ensembles now forming! Interest forms due to the CSOYO Manager by August 26, 2019.
2019 – 2020 STUDENT PANEL: Applications due August 26!
The CSOYO Student Panel is made up of volunteer representatives from the Symphony and Philharmonic orchestras who meet monthly to provide feedback to the CSO staff about the CSOYO experience, and plan events that promote community and enhance membership. If you are interested in helping shape the future of the CSOYO, please see below.