Tchaikovsky and Other Russians

Posted 16 Nov 2013

The last family concert of the year to be held at Turramurra Uniting Church on Sunday December 1st at 2.30pm

We have an exciting program of Russian music from all four ensembles

String Orchestra
String Sinfonia
Wind Ensemble
Symphony Orchestra

At the conclusion of the concert there will also be a combined item, the Finale from Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No 5. All four ensembles will be performing on stage in a stirring finish to the afternoon’s program.

Following the concert there will be a delicious afternoon tea and a time to have a chat with the players and conductors.

Everyone is welcome and we encourage the players to ask their family and friends to come and support the NSYO.

Tickets are available online (http://www.trybooking.com/DXPX) and at the door.

Early bird special – book online to get ticket price:
Adult $20, Concession $15 and Child (12 & under) $5.

Door price:
Adult $25, Concession $15, Child (12 & under) $5.

June 2013 Newsletter

Posted 17 Jun 2013

June 2013 Newsletter is now available.

Term 2 2013 Newsletter

Posted 28 May 2013

The Term 2 2013 Newsletter  is now avaiable.

30th Anniversary Concert

Posted 28 May 2013

The 25th of August will be our 30th Anniversary Concert so please keep this date free. The concert will be in the afternoon 2:30pm and will be held at the Macquarie University Theatre. This is a large theatre and has tiered seating. All players are encouraged to invite their friends and family early to ensure tickets.

Many past players, conductors and committee members and parents and supporters will be invited to celebrate this magnificent achievement.

You can check Facebook event for other details.

The tickets are available on http://www.trybooking.com/DICE

Macquarie University advised that a free parking will be available in carparks X3 and W4. Please note, cars parked in other car parks without displaying a valid parking ticket still may be issued an penalty.

Annual Dinner

Posted 28 May 2013

The Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday evening the 22nd of June. The venue is the Hornsby RSL Club. Start time 6pm. All ensembles and some solo players will be performing on the night. All members are invited to perform solos or in small groups on the evening to provide background dinner music. Please let your conductor, manager or Kate Palethorpe know if you are interested in performing a piece so we can put you on the program and arrange any accompaniment. We will need to be advised of any solo items well before the dinner.

Tickets will be available for purchase through try booking at a later date. You will be able to book tables of 8 if you would like to sit with friends. Tickets will be $50 per head for adults and $25 per head for children. We are charging cost only as this is a no profit event with buffet dinner provided.

You can check Facebook event for other details.

Yamaha Band Festival for the Wind Ensemble

Posted 28 May 2013

We have received confirmation that the Wind Ensemble will be performing at the Yamaha Eisteddfod at approximately 6:30pm on Thursday the 20th of June. Performance time is a guide only and in the past we have sometimes played earlier than the estimated time. It is therefore very important to be there by 5:30pm.

The venue has changed this year. It will be at

The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue

You can also refer to Facebook event for other details

2013 Handbook

Posted 28 May 2013

NSYO handbook for year 2013 is available for download

Term 1 2013 Newsletter

Posted 24 Feb 2013

The Term 1 2013 Newsletter is now avaiable.

NSYO Registration and Info night – 6th February

Posted 02 Jan 2013

NSYO registration will be on Wednesday 6th of February. Members/players in all ensembles are required to attend with a parent (if under 18yrs) and register at the Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary Street, Beecroft from 4.30pm – 6.00 pm.

At this registration you will be given the following documents:
-Membership Information form for checking
-Publicity Consent Form
-Players Code of Conduct
-2013 Handbook and Policy Document
-Fee Payment Sheet (to be completed and fees paid or proof of payment sighted)
Fees can be direct debited prior to this date
BSB: 062 113 Account: 10101026    Name:  NSYO
Reference:    Surname

Fees structure for 2013
Strings                 $ 320
Strings/Sinfonia   $ 380
Winds                  $ 380
Symphony           $ 480

Following the registration at 5.30pm (approx) there will be a parent/member meeting in the hall.  All parents are expected to attend.  This is when the Committee and Conductors are introduced and parents will receive information about the association and various duties which can be carried out by the parents. This registration is compulsory for all players. This is not the AGM.

First Rehearsal for 2013 – 13th February

Posted 02 Jan 2013

NSYO rehearsals for 2013 commence on Wednesday 13th of February.

String Orchestra  4pm – 5pm. Heritage Room, Beecroft Primary School
Sinfonia  4pm -5.45pm. Heritage Room, Beecroft Primary School
Wind Ensemble 5.45pm- 7.30pm. School Hall, Beecroft Primary School
Symphony Rehearsal is from 4.45pm-7pm. Presbyterian Church Hall, Mary Street, Beecroft

Congratulations to all the new players who successfully auditioned last year. We warmly welcome you into the NSYO. Looking forward to a great year with you all!

David Griffin         Musical Director  NSYO and Conductor of the Symphony
Tim Ferrier            Conductor of the Wind Ensemble

Emily Palethorpe   Conductor of the String Orchestra and Sinfonia

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