Dress Rehearsal and Concert Information

Please review the following information carefully – it contains important details about the dress rehearsal and concert. Concerts and dress rehearsals are REQUIRED activities for participation in the AYSP. If for any reason you/your student may be absent, you must speak with your conductor to discuss the situation ASAP.


Dress Rehearsal – Saturday, April 28th, 12:40pm – 1:40pm (required)

Report Time: 12:00pm

End Time: 1:40pm

Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall (very quietly – as YO will be on stage finishing their rehearsal) through the loading dock.

  • Go down the stairs to the right, to unpack instruments below stage in the Downstairs Green Room and Dressing Rooms to warm up and tune with your conductor.
  • At 12:35pm, your parent managers will lead you up the East Stairs to the stage.
  • After rehearsal, exit Stage Left and go down the West Stairs to your cases.
  • Parents are welcome to sit in the auditorium and listen to the dress rehearsal.


Attire: Casual. We encourage students to wear any AYSP shirt.

Ticket Vouchers & Senior Pins: AYSP student ticket vouchers and senior pins will be handed out during dress rehearsal.


Concert – Sunday, April 29th, 5:00pm (required)

Report Time: 4:30pm

Concert: 5:00pm

End Time: 6:30pm

Location: Students should enter Popejoy Hall through the loading dock quietly as the JS may be finishing their concert.

  • Go down the stairs to the right, to unpack below stage in the Downstairs Green Room past the washers and dryers. Please use dressing room desks as able to keep a clear walkway.
  • At 4:45pm, your parent managers/conductors will lead you up the East Stairs to enter the concert hall for your performance.

After your performance, you will exit Stage Left with your instrument and sit in the audience with your conductor to listen to the YO Concert.

  • BASSES, CELLOS and TUBAS will leave their instruments backstage.

All instruments will be packed up at the end of the YO concert.

Concert Attire: Concert Dress

Boys: Black suit jacket, black pants, white collared dress shirt, black dress shoes, black socks, and a solid long dress tie – preferably black, and NOT a bow tie.

Girls: Black AYSP uniform dress and black dress shoes.

Recording: Real Image Productions will be recording the concert. Video DVD’s can be ordered at the concert.


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Albuquerque Youth Symphony Program
4407 Menaul Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190