YMO Rehearsal Schedule 2018-2019


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
6   Fall Rehearsal #1 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
Parent Meeting at 7 pm
13 Fall Rehearsal #2 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
20 Fall Rehearsal #3 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
27 Fall Rehearsal #4 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

October
4   Fall Rehearsal #5 in Sectional Groups — 6:45- 8:15 pm
11 Fall Rehearsal #6 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
18 Fall Rehearsal #7 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
25 Fall Rehearsal #8 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

November
1   Fall Rehearsal #9 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
8   Fall Rehearsal #10 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
15 Fall Rehearsal #11 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
22 NO REHEARSAL — THANKSGIVING
29 Mandatory Dress Rehearsal #12 (regular clothing, not concert attire) — 6:45- 8:15 pm

December
2  Fall Concert, Penncrest High School, Media, PA –  5pm

January
3   Spring Rehearsal #1 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
5   Optional participation at DCYO Winter Retreat — 11 am – 2 pm at Presbyterian Proclamation Church in Bryn Mawr
10 Spring Rehearsal #2 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
17 Spring Rehearsal #3 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
24 Spring Rehearsal #4 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
31 Spring Rehearsal #5 in Sectional Groups — 6:45- 8:15 pm

February
7   Spring Rehearsal #6 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
14 Spring Rehearsal #7 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
21 Spring Rehearsal #8 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
28 Spring Rehearsal #9 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

March
7   Spring Rehearsal #10 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
14 Spring Rehearsal #11 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
21 Spring Rehearsal #12 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
28 Spring Rehearsal #13 — 6:45- 8:15 pm

April
4   Spring Rehearsal #14 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
11 Spring Rehearsal #15 — 6:45- 8:15 pm
18 NO REHEARSAL — SPRING BREAK
25 Mandatory Dress Rehearsal #16 (regular clothing, not concert attire) — 6:45- 8:15 pm
28 Spring Concert at TBA at 3 pm, followed by Reception

May
23   Returning Student Auditions

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

November
18 Invited to watch DYCO Fall Concert at TBA at 3 pm

December
18 Invited to watch DCYO Performance Hour — 7 pm at Presbyterian Proclamation Church in Bryn Mawr

February
24 Invited to watch DYCO Winter Concert at TBA at 3 pm

May
12 Invited to watch DYCO Spring Concert at TBA at 3 pm
14 Invited to watch DCYO Performance Hour — 7 pm at Presbyterian Proclamation Church in Bryn Mawr

* 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