April 21, 2017

Dear Musicians and Parents,

I can’t believe another season is almost at an end. It’s been a busy and rewarding year and I hope you’ve all enjoyed your time with the ACYO including our wonderful concerts and our recent Side-by-Side experience with The Florida Orchestra. We are all very excited about our upcoming musical event that will conclude our 2016-2017 ACYO season, the annual Spring Concert on Sunday, April 23 at the University Auditorium!

This year’s Spring Concert, will feature several classical compositions including, Mozart’s, The Magic Flute Overture and Holst’s, Jupiter from the Planets. A highlight of our annual Spring Concert is a performance by the Hubbell Concerto Competition winner with the orchestra. Congratulations to Jenny Baik! After the Spring Concert, we will host our traditional reception in Room 121 of the UF music building for musicians, their families, and guests. Each ACYO family is asked to bring a covered dessert, fruit or vegetable platter, or other non-perishable finger food to share.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our director, Gary Langford, our musicians and parent volunteers for sharing their incredible talents with the community and for all your hard work and dedication. You have made the 2016-2017 season a truly memorable one! I especially want to thank our graduating seniors. Congratulations and best wishes in all your future endeavors. I hope you continue to enjoy and share your musical talents.

The Board’s Nominating Committee is still looking for new members for 2017-18, as well as general volunteer support. If you are willing to serve on the Board or if you have a particular skill that you are willing to share, please email any of our Nominating Committee members Claudia Romero (romero@ufl.edu) Irma Alvarez (delapuerta@att.net), or Karina Newman (karinanewman@hotmail.com) who will be happy to answer any questions. We are particularly looking for volunteers who have accounting experience for the treasurer position and social media knowledge to help update the website. Please consider helping us continue to support our talented musicians and conductor! I am looking forward to seeing everyone at our final concert this Sunday! Have a wonderful summer and hope to see many of you again next year! Please check website for audition information in August.

Best wishes,

Elizabeth Lada Elston
President, ACYO Board