Upcoming Orientation and Important Information

Dear JO families,

Please carefully read the important information below:



Don’t forget! Your Orientation is this Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at the AYSP facility on 4407 Menaul Blvd. NE, 87110.


Orientation Schedule:

1:30 PM Student check-in

2:00 PM Group activity

2:30 PM Full rehearsal

4:00 PM Ice cream social

4:30 PM Full rehearsal/Parent meeting

5:00 PM Dismiss to home


Remember to Bring:

  • Instrument
  • Music
  • a pencil and eraser
  • comfortable dress


Contact Mrs. Robertson & Mr. Austell at marie@aysmusic.org & weedle11@msn.com if you have not picked up your music folder yet.



There is a MANDATORY parent meeting this Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 4:30pm – 5:00pm at the AYSP facility.



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 15dz (180 bags). All 8th grade students and families volunteer during Luminaria Day on Saturday, December 8, 2018. 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.



Thank you to our parents Tracy Baca, Jay Shupe, and Lisa Bollinger who have volunteered as Parent Managers this season! Our Parent Managers play a critical role in communication between parents and AYSP staff and their support allow our conductors to focus on their role as music educator. THANK YOU!



Tuition payments can be made:

Online – through the link on your electronic invoice.

By Phone – Call financial coordinator Yvonne Ortiz at 505-888-9400. Mrs. Ortiz is a contractor and does not hold work hours at the AYSP facility.

By Mail – Checks (payable to “AYSP”) must be mailed to: PO Box 30961, Albuquerque, NM 87190. Please write the student name and “tuition” in the memo section.

In Person – AYSP staff will be available during the following dates and times to assist with tuition payments and setting up Option 3/Monthly payments:


Saturday, August 11, 2018: 9:30am – 10:30am; 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Sunday, August 12, 2018: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Monday, August 13, 2018: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Wednesday, August 15, 2018: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018: 10:30am – 12:30pm



Find the season calendar attached.



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