Upcoming Events


September 7 - 8, 2018

Auditions for the 2018/19 season

Knox Metropolitan United Church

September 10, 2018 6:30 - 9:00 pm

First Rehearsal of the Season

Knox Metropolitan United Church

September 10, 2018 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Annual General Meeting- all welcome. Parents encouraged to attend.

Knox Metropolitan United Church

November 8 - 12, 2018

Youth Orchestra Symposium @ The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

News


August 19, 2018

Fees for the 2018-19 season

In spring 2018, the SSYO board approved an "all inclusive" annual fee for this coming season.  The fee of $1000 includes: orchestral training Sept until June, sectional rehearsals, a musician ticket to Christmas Brunch Dec 16 and travel/ accomodation/meals and instruction at the Banff Youth Orchestral Symposium November 8-12.  Fees should be paid prior to audition.  E- transfer, cheque payable SSYO or PayPal payments will be accepted.  PayPal is available on the SSYO audtion page- processing fees will apply.  Otherwise, one payment ($1000) or two payments (Sept 7, 2018 and Feb 1, 2018, $500 each date) will be accepted. Those families with more than one musician are eligible for a discount,  Please see the auditions page of the website.

August 19, 2018

Proposed Bylaw Changes

At the AGM on Sept 10, the membership will be asked to vote upon propsed bylaw changes.  Changes were sent to the membership on Aug 19.  If you like a copy, please email leslie.beck@sasktel.net.  

Proposed South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra Bylaw Changes (Highlights)

  1. Membership classes    Current: Regular members and honorary members.  Regular members included all players over the age of 18 and a parent/ guardian of any player under the age of 18.  Honorary membership is bestowed upon an individual for significant contribution to the organization.      Proposed: Regular, associate and honorary members.  The voting rights of a regular member are vested in a player over the age of 18 years or a parent or guardian.   Associate membership was created to allow a non-player, non-parent to sit on the board.  A minimal fee (such as $5) will be assessed. There will be at most 4 associate members of the organization at any one time.  One regular or associate membership= one vote.
  2. Meeting attendance and Voting: Proposed: Electronic attendance and voting will now be permitted.  Notice of Annual General Meeting may also be by last known email address. 
  3. Significant tidying of the document wording was also done.  While there could be more done in this area, it will be left for another year.

 Paper copies will be available at the AGM and familes are invited to bring their copy on their tablet or computer.

July 21, 2018

Auditions for the 2018/19 season

Auditions for the coming season will be held at Knox Metropoliton United Church, 2340 Victoria Avenue on Friday, Sept 7 evening and Saturday, Sept 8 afternoon.  All new and returning members must complete an application form from our audition page and then an audition time will be assigned by Sept 5.  The last applications will be accepted September 6.  Questions?  Please contact Leslie Beck at leslie.beck@sasktel.net or 306 522 1527.   If you cannot attend on audition weekend, please contact us as soon as possible to make alternate arragements.

July 21, 2018

Board Members Required

The South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra invites every member (age 18+) and every parent to consider a role on the SSYO board.  The AGM will be held September 10th 6:30pm.  This year we have an enthusiastic and hardworking team in place and are looking for a few more nominations.  We are particularly looking for skills in treasury/ book keeping.   We meet (almost) monthly between Sept and June for about 2.5 hours.  Some additional committee work as well as reading documents and emails between meetings is often required.  If this sounds like a task you could take on in support of a fantastic organization, we would love to hear from you!  Please contact the board at info@ssyo.ca or President Tim Nimchuk.

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