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Saginaw Bay Youth Orchestra

  • The Saginaw Bay Youth Orchestra is the Great Lakes Bay Region's only community youth orchestra serving the Region and the Thumb. It is geared toward advanced middle & high school aged string players and high school wind, brass, and percussion players. It has members from Vassar to Mount Pleasant, from Unionville to Frankenmuth, and everywhere between!
  • SBYO follows the orchestra practice of auditioning for chairs that are open. Auditions will be held to fill the following positions: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, violin, viola, cello and bass.
    • Auditions are scheduled for September 9, 2015.
    • To schedule an audition and receive an audition packet, contact the SBSO Office at 989-755-6471.
      

                                          

     Session 1 - Fall: September 27 to November 15
     Concert: November 22 at 3 p.m.

      TIME:         2  to 5 p.m. on Sundays. All rehearsals are at the Temple Theatre in Saginaw. 

     REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE to go directly APPLICATION.

     COST:        $175* per session.  

          FULL PAYMENT is required by the SECOND REHEARSAL unless other arrangements have been made.*

          ONLINE PAYMENT options

FULL TUITION >> CLICK HERE $175

DEPOSIT >> CLICK HERE $25     Please pay at time of registration.

REMAINING AMOUNT DUE after deposit >> CLICK HERE $150

     

     Session 2 - Winter: January 10 to February 28
     Concert: March 6 at 3 p.m.

    TIME:         2  to 5 p.m. on Sundays

     Session 3 - Spring: March 13 & 20, April 3 to May 8
     Concert: May 15 at 3 p.m.

      TIME:         2  to 5 p.m. on Sundays                    

       

      *Scholarships available through the generous funding from Saginaw Tuesday Musicale and Optimist Club of Saginaw. Need-based scholarships available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

     Complete application by downloading and printing the TUITION ASSISTANCE form at the right. Submit prior to the first Sunday rehearsal of each session.

 

       SBYO Specialists

  • Roderick Bieber, co-conductor and violin
  • James Hargett, co-conductor and woodwinds
  • Don Belcher, brass and library
  • Mike Curtiss, percussion
  • Mary Demand, bass
  • Dick Jensen, arranger
  • Anna Mamassian, cello
  • Nancy E. Powers, viola
  • Ruth Ann Robinson, violin
In partnership with the Temple Theatre

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