Read and Heed - Junior Orchestra (Updated 4/9/16)

Read and Heed – Junior Orchestra (updated 4-9-16)

Please review the information below 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 email us at to discuss the situation as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the above, please let us know.

Dress Rehearsal – Saturday, April 16th, 2:20pm-3:10pm (required)


Report Time: 1:45pm

End Time:  3:10pm

Location: Enter Popejoy Hall through the loading dock on the south side of the building. Students should quietly enter the auditorium and get out instruments. Then, leave cases in the auditorium seats and go to the hallway on the right (as you face the stage) to tune with Mrs. Robertson and Mr. Austell. Parents are welcome to sit in the auditorium and listen.

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

IMPORTANT: Attendance at the Dress Rehearsal is required in order to perform at the Concert.

Concert – Sunday, April 17th, 1:00pm (required)

Report Time: 12:00noon

Concert: 1:00pm

End Time: Approximately 2:30pm. 

Location: Popejoy Hall. Students are to enter through the loading dock. And then:

  • Basses should unpack their instruments and leave cases backstage on the left (as you face the audience). Then, Basses should go meet the rest of the Orchestra downstairs, underneath the stage
  • Everyone else goes downstairs underneath the stage, unpack instruments, and tune

Attire: Concert Dress

Boys: Black pants, black shoes and socks, white collared shirt.

Girls: Black slacks or skirt (ankle-length preferred. Any shorter skirt must fall below the knee when seated and be worn with solid black tights), white short or long-sleeved shirt (shoulders must be covered), black shoes and black socks/tights.  No colorful or shiny hair ornaments.

Tickets: Tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased in advance from a YO or YS student, at the Dale E. Kempter Center for Music Education (4407 Menaul Blvd. NE) or at the door.

Children under 5 and students in all AYSP programs are free. Ask for a complimentary ticket at the door.

Finale Concert Schedule for All AYSP Ensembles:

Chorus Finale Concert
Saturday, April 16, 2016 – 5:00pm
Immanuel Presbyterian Church – 114 Carlisle Blvd. SE (South of Central)

The Youth Chorus, Junior Chorus, and Preparatory Chorus perform their final concert of the 2015-2016 season.

Tickets: $10 at the door or at the Dale E. Kempter Center for Music Education (4407 Menaul Blvd. NE)

Finale Concerts (Instrumental)
Sunday, April 17, 2016 – All Day
Popejoy Hall

  • 1:00pm Preparatory Strings, Junior String Orchestra and Junior Orchestra
  • 3:00pm Junior Band and Junior Symphony
  • 5:00pm Youth Concert Orchestra and Youth Orchestra
  • 7:30pm Youth Symphony


  • One ticket is good for all performances on April 17th.
  • APS music teachers, children under 5, and students enrolled in AYSP are free for all regular AYSP concerts. Just ask for a comp ticket at the designated ticket booth before the concert.


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

PO Box 30961
Albuquerque, NM 87190