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The Wiregrass Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO)

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We are proud to give the Wiregrass area youth the opportunity to be involved in the Wiregrass Youth Symphony Orchestra program, administered by the Tri-State Community Orchestra. This is a three level program. The Wiregrass Strings is for students who have never played the violin, viola, cello or bass and the Philharmonia is for students who have been playing for at least one year. The Youth Symphony is by audition, and for the more advanced youth players. Music selections will include pieces from Bach to Pop. It’s always a fun time. We are very excited about this premier program for the Wiregrass area and we know your child will have a great time learning about music through string instrument playing.

Wiregrass Youth Symphony Orchestra Programs Director for Winter/Spring 2013: Danielle Hererra

Wiregrass Strings
The Wiregrass Strings is for beginning students between the ages of approximately 9 and highschool graduate to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. The program will consist of two approximately 16 week semesters. The Wiregrass Strings meet on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am -10:00 at the Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews St. You may register at your first attendance of the class. The fee is $165 per semester.

Philharmonia
The Philharmonia is for students between the ages of approximately 9 and highschool graduate who have had a year or more of violin, viola, cello or bass lessons. The program will consist of two 16 week semesters. The Philharmonia meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am -11:00 at the Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews St. You may register at the Cultural Arts Center Office, Monday-Friday, 9-5 or at your first attendance of the class. The fee is $165 per semester.

The Youth Symphony
The Youth Symphony is for students between the ages of approximately 9 and highschool graduate who have been playing a stringed instrument for at least one year, and are selected after passing an audition. There are openings for a pianist and a limited number of woodwind players. Call for current non-string instrument needs. Rehearsal for the Youth Symphony will be at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturdays between 11:00 and 12:30. The fee is $165 per semester.

Sponsor a WYSO Scholarship

Any one wishing to sponsor a scholarship for the WYSO can do so at any time. Contact us by clicking the "Contact Us" link on the left side of this page.

Instruments and material
Available at Art’s Music Shop, Latta-Baldwin Family Music Center and Carousel Music.

More info:

For further information you may call the Cultural Arts Center office at (334) 699-2787 or click the "Contact Us" link on the left side of this page.

Meeting times: Wiregrass Strings Sat. 9-10 am, Philharmonia Sat. 10-11 am, Youth Symphony Sat. 11-12:30

Schedule for the Youth Symphony, Philharmonia, and Wiregrass Strings:

WYSO Dates
 
August 6, 2016 - Registration
August 13, 2016 - Rehearsal /lessons
August 20, 2016 - Rehearsal /lessons
August 27, 2016 - Rehearsal /lessons
 
September 3, 2016 - OFF
September 10, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
September 17, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
September 24, 2016 Master Class /lessons
 
October 1, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
October 8, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
October 15, 2016 OFF
October 22, 2016 Master Class /lessons
October 29, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
 
November 5, 2016 Master Class /lessons
November 12, 2016 Peanut Festival Parade
November 19, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
November 26, 2016 OFF
 
December 3, 2016 Master Class /lessons
December 10, 2016 Rehearsal /lessons
December 17, 2016 Rehearse & Concert
December 24, 2016 OFF
December 31, 2016 OFF
 
January 7, 2017 OFF
January 14, 2017 Registration & Rehearsal
January 21, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
January 28, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
 
February 4, 2017 Master Class /lessons
February 11, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
February 18, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
February 25, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
 
March 4, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
March 11, 2017 Master Class /lessons
March 18, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons /possible performance
March 25, 2017 OFF
 
April 1, 2017 OFF
April 8, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
April 15, 2017 OFF
April 22, 2017 Master Class /lessons
April 29, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
 
May 6, 2017 Master Class /lessons
May 13, 2017 Rehearsal /lessons
May 20, 2017 Rehearse & Concert