Dear JO families,

By now you would have received an e-mail communication from your conductors about tonights orientation. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone!



Don’t forget! Your Orientation is tonight, August 9, 2019 from 5:00pm – 8:00pm at the AYSP facility on 4407 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87110.


Orientation Schedule:

4:30 pm     Student Check-In

5:00 pm     Introductions/Rules and Procedures

5:10 pm     Student Introductions and Helium Stick

5:30 pm     Full Rehearsal – Can Can

6:00 pm     Pizza Dinner

6:30 pm     Student Introductions and “Animal Sounds”

7:00 pm     Full Rehearsal – Gavotte or TBD


6:00 pm     Dinner

6:30 pm     Full rehearsal

7:30 pm     Parent Meeting

8:00 pm     Dismiss


Remember to Bring:

  • Instrument
  • Music
  • comfortable dress


Your conductors Mrs. Robertson & Mr. Austell can be reached at marie@aysmusic.org & alexander@aysmusic.org.



There is a MANDATORY parent meeting tonight, August 9, 2019 from 7:30pm – 8:00pm at the AYSP facility. Parents, please be sure to sign the sign-in sheet and pick up your childs luminaria bags when you attend the meeting tonight.



The luminaria fundraiser is an AYSP tradition! Every season since 1981, AYSP students and families fold, sell, assemble, and deliver thousands of dozens of luminarias across the Albuquerque metro area to raise funds. All AYSP students and families volunteer during the luminaria fundraiser. Each student will fold 25dz (300 bags). All 8th grade students and families volunteer during Luminaria Day on Saturday, December 7, 2019, or the evening before. Making luminarias at several workhouses kindly hosted by AYSP families and orders are delivered by AYSP parents who sign up as delivery drivers. All 4th grade – 7th grade students and families volunteer during our Luminaria Open House at the AYSP facility by making luminarias and assisting customers with their pick-up orders. – luminaria fundraiser dates are listed on each ensemble’s season calendar.



Our Accounts Manager, Tasha Caldwell, will be available tonight if you still need to set up your Option 3 recurring payments. Ms. Caldwell can also be reached at tasha@aysmusic.org.





We rely on donations from generous individuals and businesses like you to provide symphonic performance experiences to Albuquerque’s talented young musicians and access to music education for students in need.

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Contact Us

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

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190