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  • …were founded in 1949 to give students the opportunity to perform in a full orchestra. The CSO Youth Orchestras have more than doubled in size and now include a Symphony Orchestra, a Philharmonic Orchestra, and an Etude String Orchestra and Prelude String Orchestra. String students of any age may audition with a recommendation from their private lesson teacher. Percussion, winds and brass students must be between the ages of 12 to 20.


Monday, Nov. 19, 2018: Rehearsal & Prelude/Etude Fall Concert

All orchestras will rehearse at their regularly scheduled times. At 7:30M, Philharmonic and Symphony will move into the CSAS Auditorium for the Prelude/Etude Fall Concert.

PHILHARMONIC & SYMPHONY: Wear CSOYO T-shirts to this rehearsal!

PRELUDE & ETUDE: Wear Concert Dress

CONCERT INSTRUCTIONS: Here are the instructions for Monday’s Prelude & Etude Fall Concert at 7:30 PM at CSAS. The concert will follow regular rehearsals for both groups.

Please have your students report at their usual time for dress rehearsal. After check-in in the cafeteria, they will proceed upstairs to the auditorium.
– Prelude will rehearse from 5:10 – 6:10 PM. Following rehearsal they may leave the building to eat dinner or change into their concert dress. Students should report back to the stage no later than 7:15 PM. They perform at 7:30 PM. Following their performance, they will sit together as a group in the audience for the Etude portion of the concert. Students must remain for the entire concert.
– Etude students will rehearse from 6:30 – 7:15 PM in the auditorium and should arrive in full concert dress, having already eaten dinner. Following their rehearsal, they will sit together as a group in the audience for the Prelude portion of the concert. They will then move to the stage for their performance.
Parents – I need 2 volunteers to hand out programs at the door from 7:00 -7:30 PM. If you can help, please email me at with your name, email and phone number. Thank you!
The concert begins at 7:30 PM and admission is free. Please help us get the word out and invite your friends and family!


Monday, Nov. 26, 2018: Regular Rehearsals for Philharmonic, Prelude & Etude Orchestras; Select Symphony members will rehearse for Singing Christmas Tree concert.