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Maple Valley Youth Symphony seeking new players

The Maple Valley Youth Orchestra is seeking new players. - Submitted photo - NOT FOR SALE
The Maple Valley Youth Orchestra is seeking new players.
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Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra invites you to join its 2010-2011 season beginning Jan. 3. Mid-season auditions are scheduled for Jan. 5 and 12 at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 S.E. 216th St., Maple Valley, WA 98038.

“There is always room to add a motivated student. Our second trimester is a great place to start,” said Elisa Lewis, executive director of the MVYSO. The youth symphony has openings in three of their performing groups.

The Debut Orchestra is designed for students with one to three years of playing experience and teaches the student the skills and confidence to perform in a group setting. The Philharmonia Orchestra is designed for students with two or more years of playing experience and provides the student with a balance of development and performance opportunities in order for the student to grow as a musician in a group setting. The Symphony Orchestra is designed for the student with four or more years of playing experience and who is looking for opportunities to hone his or her playing skills and to perform in various settings.

“Our second trimester is going to be exciting,” Lewis said. “We will be playing for a Seattle Thunderbirds Hockey Game, putting on a waltz gala ball, and more!”

Students who are interested in joining any of these groups should contact the youth symphony by calling 425-358-1640 or e-mailing elisa@mvyso.org. Students will be invited to observe a rehearsal of the group that they feel best suits them. They will then be invited to schedule an audition to assure appropriate placement in a MVYSO group. They may begin playing with their group at the rehearsal following the audition.

For more information about the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra or upcoming MVYSO events, please visit www.mvyso.org.

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