SEMYO Fall Open House

Area youth musicians with experience on a string, woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument are invited to visit a SEMYO rehearsal on Saturday, September 17. Visitors are encouraged to sit-in and play with a SEMYO orchestra, or parents and students may simply observe.  This is a chance to try SEMYO with no cost or obligation and enjoy making music with peers. You may choose which orchestra you would like to try, or we will help choose one that is likely the best fit. Samples of the music are available upon request. Rehearsal times and locations are listed below for each orchestra.  For questions please contact Erin Haefner via e-mail at operations@semyo.org.


SEMYO Orchestras include:

Bravura Strings – Beginning string orchestra for students who play violin, viola, cello, or bass with 1-2 years of experience. Rehearsals are from 10-11:30 a.m. at Kellogg Middle School.

Prelude Winds –  Beginning wind ensemble for students with 1-2 years of experience playing a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument. Rehearsals are from 10-11:30 a.m. at Kellogg Middle School.

Chamber Strings – String orchestra for students who play violin, viola, cello or bass with 2 or more years playing experience (or Suzuki grade 3). Rehearsals are from 10-11:30 a.m. at Kellogg Middle School.

Philharmonic Orchestra – Full orchestra for students of all ages on string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. String players typically need a minimum of 3-4 years of experience, wind players 2 or more years of experience. Rehearsals are from 9:30 a.m. to Noon at Century High School.

Concert Orchestra – Southeastern Minnesota’s premier student orchestral ensemble, the Concert Orchestra is a full orchestra experience for advanced students on string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Rehearsals are from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Century High School.

To sign up to visit SEMYO please complete the form below. If you were referred by a current SEMYO member please include their name on the form.

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