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MARCH 2019 NEWS

REHEARSAL SCHEDULE:

MONDAY, MARCH 18: NO REGULAR REHEARSAL – HCDE Spring Break

MONDAY, MARCH 25: YES REGULAR REHEARSAL (even though HCDE is still on break – it’s a teacher professional development day and the building will be open).


PERFORMING ARTS LEAGUE (PAL) SCHOLARSHIP INFO!

Each year at the CSOYO Spring Concert, the Performing Arts League (PAL) awards several scholarships exclusively to CSOYO members for use at summer music camps or for summer music lessons. Any interested current 9th, 10th and 11th grade CSOYO members are eligible to apply. Please read the information letter and download the application below. Applications should be submitted to PAL by April 5, 2019.

PAL – Instrumental Scholarship Letter

PAL – Instrumental Scholarship Application


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.


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!