July 15, 2017
Dear Musicians and Parents,
I hope that you are all enjoying your summer break! Even though we are still in the middle of summer, our conductor, board members and other ACYO volunteers are starting to get us ready for our 2017-2018 season and I want to share with you some important information.
First, the 2017-2018 season auditions will be held on Sunday, August 27th; please mark your calendars! Online registration for auditions will be open on our website (www.acyo.org) starting Saturday, July 15th and will continue until Friday, August 25th. Once submitted, your registration cannot be changed, so please don’t submit your registration until you are sure of your availability on August 27th.
I also wanted to let you know that, effective this 2017-2018 season, the annual membership dues for orchestra members will be $210 per student; dues for each additional member in the same family will be $105. This increase was reviewed and approved by the Board of Directors at our 2016-2017 season’s final board meeting in order to cover the orchestra’s operating expenses. Joey Xu need-based scholarships will continue to be available.
Finally, we are always in need of committed volunteers to help us carry out the work of the ACYO. If you are willing to share your time and talent with us, please send me an email. We will be most grateful for any time that you can provide and welcome help in several different areas such as poster design, website maintenance, social media presence, event planning, merchandise sales, photography, just for example. Please consider helping us as we continue to support our talented musicians and conductor!
We are looking forward to seeing you next month at auditions!
Elizabeth Lada Elston
President, ACYO Board