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! 


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


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


  • 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
(818) 918-0677

Sam Chilingarian
Artistic Director
Verdugo Young Musicians Association
(818) 383-4677