Winter concert is this Saturday December 16th!

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Call time for ALL musicians is 1:30pm

Concert begins at 3pm and should end around 4:30pm

Concert dress for boys: 
white shirt
black tie (optional)
black pants, black dress shoes

Concert dress for girls:
white top or sweater
black skirt, dress or pants
black dress shoes

Concert is at Thorne Hall at Occidental College,
1600 Campus Rd in Eagle Rock. Click here for a map. 

*Please allow extra time for parking! * We have a limited amount of time to use the hall, so the dress rehearsal must start on time. Parking is on campus in the visitor lots or on the roads surrounding Thorne Hall. Late musicians should enter the building through the backstage entrance at the loading dock. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

Megan Massey
Program Coordinator
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
vymacoordinator@gmail.com
(818) 433-1231

Sam Chilingarian
Artistic Director
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
Samvel@juno.com
(818) 383-4677

VYMA Dress Rehearsal December 12th!

DRESS REHEARSAL
is Tuesday, December 12th  

at Thorne Hall at Occidental College,
1600 Campus Rd in Eagle Rock. Click here for a map. 
Call time for ALL musicians is 4:15pm

Attendance at the Dress Rehearsal is mandatory in order to perform in the concert.
**Normal clothes should be worn to the dress rehearsal (concert dress is for the concert only).** No snacks allowed in the building.

  • String Orchestra is dismissed at 5:45 pm
  • Youth Orchestra is dismissed at 6:30 pm

*Please allow extra time for parking! * We have a limited amount of time to use the hall, so the dress rehearsal must start on time. Parking is on campus in the visitor lots or on the roads surrounding Thorne Hall. Late musicians should enter the building through the backstage entrance at the loading dock. 

PARENTS - We need your help!

 


 Contact Megan to sign up

During the Dress Rehearsal, we need:

  • 2 parents to monitor the doors to the hall
  • 3 parents to chaperone musicians backstage

On the concert day, we need:

  • 3 parents to pass out programs at the doors
  • 2 parents to help sell raffle tickets before and during the concert 
  • 2 parents to help usher the musicians on stage during the concert (you would still get to watch the concert)
  • A photographer to take pictures during the sound check

WINTER CONCERT
is Saturday, December 16th 

Call time for ALL musicians is 1:30pm

Concert begins at 3pm and should end around 4:30pm

Concert dress for boys: 
white shirt
black tie (bow or straight)
black pants
black dress shoes

Concert dress for girls:
white top or sweater
black skirt, dress or pants
black dress shoes 

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will be at the First Congregational Church in Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. Click here for a map. Park in the lot off Wabasso and enter the building through Fellowship Hall (the big room closest to the parking lot). There will be a sign in sheet inside. Be sure to sign in and out at every rehearsal. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your rehearsal so we can get started and make the best use of our time. The full rehearsal schedule is available on our website. Click here to view the calendar. 

  • Youth Orchestra: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm
  • String Orchestra: 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm

Attendance & Preparedness

Be sure to keep track of your music binder and bring it to every rehearsal. In addition to the music binder, *|FNAME|* should bring a wire music stand and a pencil to every rehearsal. Please be sure label your binder and music stand with your musician's name.

Attendance is very important for your musician's continued participation in VYMA. If your musician will be absent, please notify Megan in advance.


After 4 missed rehearsals, your musician will not be permitted to perform in our concert. Attendance at the Dress Rehearsal is mandatory in order to perform in the concert.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing *|FNAME|* on Tuesday!

Megan Massey
Program Coordinator
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
vymacoordinator@gmail.com
(818) 433-1231

Sam Chilingarian
Artistic Director
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
Samvel@juno.com
(818) 383-4677

Halloween Party/Gong Show

Dear VYMA Family,

 Thank you to all our parent volunteers and musicians who have signed up for snacks and helped with set-up and take-down. Your efforts are very much appreciated! 

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We are looking forward to the traditional Talent Show and Halloween Costume Contest on NEXT Tuesday, October 31st! We encourage EVERYONE to participate. The more the scarier! To ensure that everyone can attend the Talent Show, we ask that all String orchestra participants and coaches arrive at 4:30 pm on the 31st for rehearsal. 

Talent Show

This annual tradition is the fun highlight of our Halloween festivities. Bring your surprising and bizarre talents - anything except the instrument you play in VYMA. We've had some fantastic performances in the past: making balloon animals, dancing, hula hooping while playing an instrument, you name it! 


Sign up with Megan at rehearsal with your act and time needed, or email her at vymacoordinator@gmail.com.


First prize - $100, Second prize - $50, Third prize - $25. 
   
  

Halloween Costume Contest

This is for EVERYONE! Show your VYMA spirit by wearing your Halloween costume to rehearsal (as long as you can still play while wearing it). There will be a parade and fun prizes for the best costumes, followed by Halloween treats for snack time. 
Parents - we need volunteer to sign up for snacks, decor and set up! Contact Megan at vymacoordinator@gmail.com
 

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The Schedule for October 31st is: 
4:30-5:20 - Full rehearsal (SO / YO)
5:30-6:00 - Gong Show
6:00-6:15 - Costume Parade
6:15-6:30 - Halloween party


Please be sure to arrive a few minutes early, so that we can begin rehearsal on schedule!

Regular Rehearsal Schedule:

Rehearsals will be at the First Congregational Church in Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. Click here for a map. Park in the lot off Wabasso and enter the building through Fellowship Hall (the big room closest to the parking lot). There will be a sign in sheet inside. Be sure to sign in and out at every rehearsal. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your rehearsal so we can get started and make the best use of our time. The full rehearsal schedule is available on our website. Click here to view the calendar. 

  • Youth Orchestra: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm every Tuesday
  • String Orchestra: 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm every Tuesday

Events:

  • Oct. 31 - Halloween party
  • Dec. 12 - Dress Rhs
  • Dec. 16 - Concert

The 2017 Winter Concert is on Saturday December 16th, in the afternoon at Thorne Hall at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd in Eagle Rock. Click here for a map. More details to follow.

Attendance & Preparedness

Be sure to keep track of your music binder and bring it to every rehearsal. In addition to the music binder, your child should bring a wire music stand and a pencil to every rehearsal. Please be sure label your binder and music stand with your musician's name.

Attendance is very important for your musician's continued participation in VYMA. If your musician will be absent, please notify Megan in advance.

After 4 missed rehearsals, your musician will not be permitted to perform in our concert. Attendance at the Dress Rehearsal is mandatory in order to perform in the concert.


If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you and your musician at rehearsal! 

Megan Massey
Program Coordinator
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
vymacoordinator@gmail.com
(818) 918-0677

Sam Chilingarian
Artistic Director
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
Samvel@juno.com
(818) 383-4677

 

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Welcome To VYMA 2017-2018

ALL Parent Orientation is
Tuesday, September 12th at 5:45 pm!

2017-2018 Season begins on Sept 12th!

Dear VYMA Family,

We are preparing for a great season this year. We hope you are all ready for VYMA's first rehearsal, beginning on Tuesday September 12th.  Here are a few things to be aware of before we start.

There will be a mandatory parent orientation at 5:45 - 6:30 pm on Tuesday, September 13th. You will receive more details about the 2017-2018 season during the orientation. If you cannot come to the orientation, please let us know.

Tuition, or first installment of tuition, is due by September 12th, our first rehearsal. Checks should be payable to VYMA and mailed to:
PO Box 8343,
La Crescenta, CA 91224.
You may also use the PayPal link on our website or bring the payment to rehearsal. 

On the first day, your child will receive a binder for VYMA music. If you already have a VYMA binder from previous seasons, please bring this with you. Be sure to keep track of this binder and bring it to every rehearsal. In addition to the music binder, your child should bring a wire music stand and a pencil to every rehearsal. Please be sure label your binder and music stand with your musician's name.


Music will be distributed at rehearsal on Tuesday
Be sure to attend the orientation for a demonstration on how to access VYMA music online,

We need snacks!

We will be providing a sign up sheet at the parent orientation, so please be sure to put your name down for your turn to provide snacks for your child's group. Please bring enough snacks or drinks for your group: String Orch - 25 students, Youth Orch. - 45 students, Chamber Orch. - 12 students

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals will be at the First Congregational Church in Glendale, 2001 Cañada Blvd. Click here for a map. Park in the lot off Wabasso and enter the building through Fellowship Hall (the big room closest to the parking lot). There will be a sign in sheet inside. Be sure to sign in and out at every rehearsal. Please arrive 15 minutes early for your rehearsal so we can get started and make the best use of our time. The full rehearsal schedule is available on our website. Click here to view the calendar. 

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  • Youth Orchestra: 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm every Tuesday
  • String Orchestra: 5:30 pm to 7:15 pm every Tuesday
  • Chamber Orchestra: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm every Tuesday 

VYMA Dates

  • Sept. 12 - First session -Tuition due!
  • Oct. 31 - Halloween party
  • Dec. 12 - Dress Rhs
  • Dec. 16 - Concert

The 2016 Winter Concert is on Saturday December 16th, in the afternoon at Thorne Hall at Occidental College, 1600 Campus Rd in Eagle Rock. Click here for a map. More details to follow.

Attendance & Preparedness

Attendance is very important for your musician's continued participation in VYMA. If your musician will be absent, please notify Sandi in advance.
After 4 missed rehearsals, your musician will not be able to perform in our concert. Attendance at the Dress Rehearsal is mandatory in order to perform in the concert.
 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to seeing you and your musician on September 12th!

Megan Massey
Program Coordinator
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
vymacoordinator@gmail.com
(818) 918-0677

Sam Chilingarian
Artistic Director
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
Samvel@juno.com
(818) 383-4677