YMO Rehearsal Schedule 2019-2020


All rehearsals are in the Band Room at Strath Haven Middle School, 200 S. Providence Road, Wallingford, PA (entrance on Copples Lane). Rehearsals are 6:45 to 8:15 PM. Students should plan on arriving 10 minutes early and be ready to play by 6:45 PM. The orchestra takes a 5-minute break around 7:30 PM. Families are welcome to stay in the Choral Room during rehearsals.

We expect attendance at every rehearsal and concert. We also expect each musician to practice the repertoire and arrive prepared with music and a pencil. Latecomers run the risk of being seated in the back of their sections for that rehearsal. If a musician has a conflict, notify amanaker@dcyo.org with musician’s name, instrument and reason for absence. A musician will be allowed only two excused absences to play in a concert.

September
5   Fall Rehearsal #1 — 6:45- 8:15 pm, Parent Meeting at 7 pm
12 Fall Rehearsal #2 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
19 Fall Rehearsal #3 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
26 Fall Rehearsal #4 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

October
3   Fall Rehearsal #5 in Sectional Groups — 6:45- 8:15 pm
10 Fall Rehearsal #6 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
17 Fall Rehearsal #7 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
24 Fall Rehearsal #8 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
31 Fall Rehearsal #9 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

November
7   Fall Rehearsal #10 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
14 Fall Rehearsal #11 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
21 Fall Rehearsal #12 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
24 Fall Concert — 3pm, Location: Strath Haven Middle School

January
2   Spring Rehearsal #1 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
9   Spring Rehearsal #2 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
11 Optional Participation at DCYO Winter Retreat — 11 am – 1 pm, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon
16 Spring Rehearsal #3 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
23 Spring Rehearsal #4 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
30 Spring Rehearsal #5 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

February
6   Spring Rehearsal #6 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
13 Spring Rehearsal #7 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
20 Spring Rehearsal #8 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
27 Spring Rehearsal #9 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

March
5   Spring Rehearsal #10 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
12 Spring Rehearsal #11 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
19 Spring Rehearsal #12 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
26 Spring Rehearsal #13 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

April
2   Spring Rehearsal #14 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
9   NO REHEARSAL — SPRING BREAK
16 Spring Rehearsal #15 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
19 Spring Concert — 3 pm, followed by Reception, Location: Valley Forge Middle School

May
14 Returning Student Auditions

DCYO Events of Note:
YMO students and their families are welcome to attend these free events:

November
3   Invited to watch DYCO Fall Concert — 3 pm, Location: TBD

December
17 Invited to watch DCYO Performance Hour — 7 pm, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon

February
16 Invited to watch DYCO Winter Concert — 3 pm, Location: TBD

May
17 Invited to watch DYCO Spring Concert — 3 pm, Location: TBD
19 Invited to watch DCYO Performance Hour — 7 pm, St. Luke Lutheran Church, Devon

* Emergency closing number at Strath Haven Middle in Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Is 460

Dress for Concerts: White shirts, long ties, and black slacks for boys.  White blouses, long black skirts or dress pants for girls.  Black shoes – no sneakers!


YMO Brass flashin some style at rehearsal on October 19, 2017