Join QYO in 2014
QYO Annual program
QYO’s annual program consists of rehearsals, tutorials, concerts, music camps and tours. Weekly rehearsals at the Old Museum Building are scheduled during school and university terms. Each orchestra presents concerts at venues around Brisbane, including the Old Museum and QPAC concert halls. Some orchestras undertake day trips or local tours of two to seven days duration and QYS tours internationally once every four years.
Each orchestra has a weekend music camp during first term (except QYS and Big Band). It is an integral part of the year’s training and all members are encouraged to attend. The camp fee is included in the annual membership fee. For further details on orchestras, repertoire, conductors and other information, please visit www.qyo.org.au.
QYO2, QYO3, WS, WE & BB members provide their own black pants & shirt as performance uniforms. QYO provides uniform shirts to QYS members and bow ties/cummerbunds to JSE members.
Acceptance of a QYO position is a significant commitment for the entire year. Before accepting, applicants must consider carefully their ability to comply with regular attendance at rehearsals, tutorials, concerts and camps. QYO activities must take priority over sporting, social and work commitments.
To accept a position, the membership fee or deposit must be paid by Friday 22 November, 2013. The balance of fees is due by Monday 20 January, 2014. Annual fees, including camp and tutorials, are as follows:
|1st member||2nd & subsequent family members|
|QYO2, QYO3, WS, WE, JSE||$545||$475|
ASSISTANCE & SCHOLARSHIPS
The QYO Executive Committee will consider special arrangements in cases of financial hardship. Emailed or written requests should be submitted by Friday 22 November, 2013 with your acceptance of offer. Some scholarships are available for regional members, a QYS principal member and families with more than one member. Details will be available in November from www.qyo.org.au.
IMPORTANT DATES FOR AUDITIONS AND MEMBERSHIP
|Tues 11 June
||Audition applications open|
|Apply online at www.qyo.org.au|
|Sat 3 August
||Closing date for audition applications|
|Wed 18 Sept||Receive audition date & time notification by mail|
|12pm - excerpts available from www.qyo.org.au|
|Tue 15 Oct
||CD auditions due in to the QYO office|
|Sat 19 Oct||Auditions|
|Sat 26 Oct||Auditions|
|Sun 27 Oct||Auditions|
|Sat 2 Nov
||QYO Finale concert at QPAC|
|Mon 11 Nov||Receive audition results by mail|
|Fri 22 Nov||Final date for acceptances of offers/payments|
|Mon 20 Jan
||Final date for membership fee payments|
|Fri 31 Jan
||WS, WE first rehearsal|
|Sat 1 Feb
||QYS, QYO2, QYO3, JSE first rehearsal|
|Sun 2 Feb
||BB first rehearsal|
|Sat 1 Nov
||QYO Finale Concert QPAC|