October 15, 2018

Health Form for Banff

Every member going to Banff MUST submit a medical form.   You can print off the PDF that was emailed out Oct 15 or you can fill it in online.  Click the Member's tab above, use the members password and click on the Medical Emergency and Health Report form in the Forms section.    If you forget the member's passcode, please email

October 10, 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. 

October 10, 2018

Preparations for Banff Symposium- action required!!

Banff information (details, chaperone application, and packing list- may be updated) is available in the Member's section.  It is essential that EVERY member complete the Medical Emergency form (in the Member's section under Forms) before departure.
   We will leave from the Harbour Landing Walmart at 7 am on Thursday, November 15. We'll stop in Medicine Hat around noon for lunch.  Pack a lunch or bring money to buy something in the food court. We expect to roll into The Banff Centre around 5 pm, load into our rooms, have supper, then hold the first rehearsal.
   While at The Banff Centre, we will have access to the Gymnasium and perhaps the pool (arrangements are not certain). All meals are included, but there are a couple vending machines and cafe's at The Banff Centre, so if you want to buy a treat while you're there, you can bring some change. There is usually a chance to get into Banff on Saturday afternoon, so you may want to bring some spending money.
   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

October 3, 2018

Christmas Brunch Tickets go on sale Nov 14

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 go on sale November 14.   General ticket sales start November 21.  Sales will be available via e-transfer or here, on the SSYO website.  Watch for more information on November 1.

October 3, 2018

Last call for volunteers

There are still a few families who have not committed to the floor manager schedule (snack duties, one Monday per year) and concert duties (two concerts, one person or one concert, two people).  Please check the Floor Management schedule in the member's section for the last few available snack dates.  For concert volunteering, please call 306 522 1527 (Leslie) and grab a large or small task for the upcoming concerts.  Still lots of small (quick) jobs left like clean up after the reception, passing out programs etc.  Your support is appreciated.

Upcoming Events

November 15 - 18, 2018

Youth Orchestra Symposium @ The Banff Centre

The Banff Centre, Banff, AB

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

RSO/SSYO Saturday Evening Concert

Conexus Arts Centre