Wind Orchestra Members Only

This is the place to visit for important member updates, schedule information, concert dates and rehearsal times/locations... essentially everything you need to know about the El Camino Wind Orchestra Season!

REMIND APP: If you haven't already, please sign-up for the Remind app! If there is a last minute sectional room change, an update to a schedule, or other reminders that need to get sent out quickly, Remind is very handy. Please text @ecwo2021 to the number 81010 to be added to the message list. Or add yourself online: https://www.remind.com/join/ecwo2021

WHO TO CONTACT

Absences, Music, Lost & Found: Katie (katie@gsyomusic.org) or Keith (keith@gsyomusic.org)

Payments, Promotion Auditions, Concert Tickets: Deepika (deepika@gsyomusic.org) or Lori (lori@gsyomusic.org)

Donations, Gift Matching, or Ad Sales: Joanne (joanne@gsyomusic.org)

Board Membership: Seth (sducey@gsyomusic.org)

Rehearsals

Tuesday
6:15 - 8:15pm
Union Presbyterian Church, Los Altos

Important Musician Rehearsal Reminders

Students are expected to be quiet and attentive during rehearsal.
No gum or gum chewing allowed in rehearsal or concert halls
No cell phones "on” for calls or texting
No other electronic devices, games
No food or drink other than water, in a closed container, in rehearsal or in concert halls
No unexcused trips to the restroom during rehearsal.

MP3 players, gaming devices, etc., found to be in use during rehearsal will be confiscated. They can be retrieved from the GSYO office by appointment.

Excessive talking, tardiness, or disruption of rehearsal may result in disciplinary measures. Students who repeatedly talk during rehearsal may be dismissed and their parent called to pick them up immediately.

Volunteering

Just as there are various levels of orchestra for our musicians, there are various ways for parents to be involved with GSYO. We are a large, diverse, and a widely-recognized music education program that has a devoted but, nevertheless, small staff; therefore, we deeply appreciate your contribution of time and efforts in support of our young musicians. We welcome everyone's participation during the year so that our season is a success, for all concerned - musicians, parents, faculty, and staff alike.

 

Concert NeedsMailing Crew
Phone-a-thonAudition Promotion Team

Reporting Absences

If your musician is unable to attend rehearsal, please notify the Artistic Operations Manager and the Orchestra Assistant as soon as possible by submitting an Absence Notification through the GSYO website. You may also call the GSYO Musicians' line at (650) 665-9047. If there is no answer, please leave a message. Note: the online form is preferred. Students should not miss more than two rehearsals in a concert period.

If a musician will miss a dress rehearsal or a concert, A PARENT MUST submit the Absence Notification form through the GSYO site.

  • Only two absences are allowed per concert schedule - regular rehearsals only.
  • The only excused absences for dress rehearsals or concerts are severe illness, loss in the family, or a school music performance.
  • Missing more than 30 minutes of a rehearsal is considered an absence.

GSYO Supports School Music

GSYO members are encouraged to take an active role in their school music programs; it strengthens and enhances student musical development within the school community and in their progress through the GSYO ensembles.
GSYO members are ambassadors for the organization in their community. You can make a tremendous contribution to these programs by serving as a role model and sharing your talents with others. While not a requirement for GSYO participation, all GSYO Conductors expect that you will be a member of your school music program.

It is important that our families understand that we support their mandatory school music performances and that the school music directors feel comfortable communicating with the GSYO Conductors and Administration when conflicts arise.

Support School Music Policy >>
School Music Director Notification Form >>

Concert Dress Code

Concert dress code is designed to ensure professionalism, an ensemble that appears uniform on stage, and students’ ability to perform. 

Option 1: Long black dress or black shirt and long black skirt/pants. Skirts should fall past the knees when seated. Black panty-hose should be worn with skirts/dresses and black dress shoes.
Option 2: Dark suits, white button-up shirt, long dark ties, dark socks, and black dress shoes.

For all musicians: please NO white socks or athletic shoes.

***Concert dress is required for concerts only! Do not wear concert dress to dress rehearsals.

Annual Auditions

Members of the El Camino Orchestra who wish to audition for promotion to Sinfonietta or Symphony for the following season should submit the Audition Application online through the Members Only section in January/February. Auditions take place during March and April. Send your application in early as appointment slots fill up quickly. Payment is due at the time the application is submitted.

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