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. 

  • 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
(818) 918-0677

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