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JANUARY 2019 NEWS

 

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

JANUARY 21: NO REHEARSAL – MLK Day

There is NO REHEARSAL on Monday, January 21, 2019 for any orchestras, due to the MLK Holiday and the closure of Hamilton Co. schools. Regular rehearsals will resume on Monday, January 28. Have a great weekend!

JANUARY 28: Regular Rehearsals

 

MEDICAL LEAVE: Ms. Floy Wang
Our Prelude and Etude Orchestras conductor, Ms. Floy Wang, will be having surgery on Monday, January 7 and will be taking a medical leave for the rest of the Winter Concert Cycle. Ms. Metiney Moore will serve as Interim Conductor for these orchestras in her absence. Get Well Cards will be available at the check-in table on Monday night for any members and parents who would like to sign. If you would like to create a hand-made card or a personal note, please bring those to rehearsal on Monday and they will be collected and delivered to Ms. Wang.

CARING BRIDGE for Ms. Wang:

A Caring Bridge website was created for Floy Wang. Her family will use this online site to share health news, and you can write messages of encouragement in return.Please register with this free nonprofit service, then visit and follow the site to keep updated and show your support. You can also email the CSOYO Manager for updates.

Caring Bridge Site Link:
www.caringbridge.org/visit/floywang
Site Name: floy-wang

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY:

The CSOYO follows the Hamilton Co. Dept. of Education’s call on school cancellation, early release or delayed opening due to inclement weather. If HCDE cancels school or closes early on a Monday, the CSOYO will not hold rehearsal. If HCDE delays opening schools but they are open at the end of the school day, we will hold rehearsal. Please verify cancellation of rehearsal on our website, on our facebook page, or via the Remind App. You can also email the CSOYO Manager at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org.

 

PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED for 2019!

Parent volunteers are needed to help with check-in at Monday night rehearsals at CSAS. You can work 1 week or as many weeks as you like, if you are just regularly hanging out at rehearsal. Please sign up on the “ABOUT” tab (scroll to “Parent Volunteers”) or follow this link:  PARENT VOLUNTEERS  Thank you in advance!

Volunteer sign-ups for the Winter and Spring concerts will go online approximately 2 weeks prior to the concerts. Watch our website and your email for these notifications.

CSOYO SICK POLICY REMINDER:

As we enter the cold and flu season, please keep in mind that rehearsal absences resulting from illness are not considered “excused”. Our attendance policy does not include “excused” or “unexcused” absences, but allows for a limited number of absences from rehearsal each concert cycle for ANY reason. We are currently in the Winter Concert Cycle, which began right before Thanksgiving, and lasts through our Winter Concerts scheduled on March 4 and March 11. Members are allowed 2 absences during this cycle.

Please understand that we sympathize with members who are ill, and do NOT expect anyone to attend rehearsal if they are unwell or in danger of infecting others. Please stay home and get well! However, any member who exceeds the allowed number of absences in the Winter Concert cycle FOR ANY REASON may not be allowed to play on the Winter Concert and may put their CSOYO membership in jeopardy. Please take care of yourselves, get plenty of rest, wash your hands OFTEN and save your absences for emergencies that can’t be avoided.

If you have any questions regarding the number of absences you have already accrued, please contact the CSOYO Manager at csoyo@chattanoogasymphony.org. Thank you!