November 17, 2018

Brunch Pre- concert Entertainment

Dear SSYO musicians,

It is a tradition that we have our SSYO musicians provide festive pre-concert entertainment for our guests as they enter and mingle in the Conexus Arts Centre at our annual Christmas Brunch Dec 16.  

If you have a pre-existing group that could play some Christmas music that would be wonderful!  If you are not already part of a smaller chamber group, please consider getting together with some other musicians in the orchestra to form a trio, quartet, or some other small group.  It would be fantastic to have many of the instruments in the orchestral family represented.  If you have a musical family, consider inviting your parents, grandparents or siblings to play with you.  

The music does not have to be difficult. You are welcome to repeat some of your selections as necessary to fill your time.  This should be fun!!  

I will be assigning 15 minute time slots to interested groups who will perform between 11:00-11:30 at various locations in the venue.  I look forward to hearing from you!  

Thank you, 
Susan Nurse

November 14, 2018

Christmas Brunch tickets on sale now

The SSYO's premier event, the Christmas Brunch and Concert (December 16, 11am at on the stage at the Conexus Arts Centre) is an annual highlight for our members.  Join over 300 community members as we celebrate the season in style with a classical concert, fantastic food and a community sing a long. Tickets for groups of 8 or more (includes your SSYO player) are on sale now by dialing Leslie at 306 522 1527.   Cost is $50 adults and $25 for those 10 and under.  (SSYO musicians are free).  Your private lesson teacher, as listed on your SSYO application form, has been offered a complimentary ticket.  Please encourage him/her to attend and RSVP to at the earliest convenience.   General admission sales for smaller groups and individuals starts Nov 21.  Watch here for more details.      

November 12, 2018

Banff Youth Symposium wraps up Sunday Nov 18

   The concert will be on Sunday around 2 pm and is free to the public. Parents and family are welcome to come for the concert. If you will be at The Banff Centre during the weekend, please check in with the chaperones. Finally, If anyone will be leaving from The Banff Centre with their family, please ensure you check out with a chaperone BEFORE you leave.
   The bus will leave The Banff Centre around 4:30 pm and stop in Canmore for supper. We will travel through the night and arrive back at the Harbour Landing Walmart in the very early morning on Monday.  I will send an email from Canmore when we are leaving, and will rouse everyone as we pass Moose Jaw to give them a chance to phone home for a ride.
   If you have any questions, please contact me personally or by emailing
Rod Amberson

November 12, 2018

Grant Director Needed

The SSYO board is an enthusiastic and hardworking group of people supporting talented youth musicians.  We have one role left to be filled on the 2018-19 board of directors.  The Grant Director is responsible for making applications to various organizations that support our mission.  Much of the work for the coming year has been completed by our outgoing director, Audrey Athmer. Monthly board meeting attendance is no necessary.  If you or someone you know can support SSYO in this role (doesn't need to be a parent), please contact Susan Nurse or to find out more about this role. 

Upcoming Events

December 16, 2018 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

SSYO Christmas Brunch and Concert

Conexus Arts Centre

March 16, 2019 12:00 - 12:00 am

Spring Fete Concert

Knox Metropolitan United Church

May 11, 2019

Regina Symphony Orchestra/ SSYO \"The Planets\"

Conexus Arts Centre

May 20, 2019 12:00 - 12:00 am

SSYO Concerto Competition

Knox Metropolitan United Church