Congratulations to Chippewa Valley Youth Symphony principal French Horn musician, Hayden Guckenberg, for being selected to perform at Carnegie Hall with talented high school musicians from across the nation in the Honors High School Band Ensemble. Hayden was successful in his application and audition for the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, chosen as one of 750 top-rated high school musicians from over 18,000 applicants. Hayden will join other finalists in New York City to work with world-renowned conductors and fellow accomplished musicians, culminating in a Carnegie Hall performance on Sunday, February 5, 2017.
Hayden has been a member of CVYS for 5 years and is a senior at North High School.
Help us 'cover' our chairs!
We are rolling out a program this fall to increase awareness about our Chair Sponsorship Program. Sponsoring a chair offers an individual or business to 'name' the chair, after themselves, a business, in memory of someone special, etc. The named chair will be shown in the program insert, and the chair sponsor will be announced from the stage. Sponsoring a chair is a great way for families, extended families and businesses to show their support for CVYS. Funds from chair sponsorship go towards supporting the CVYS program as a whole, and specifically support the scquisition of new sheet music and compensation for music educational staff. The giving levels for chair sponsorship are as follows:
Please consider helping us to find chair sponsors for CVYS. You can make contact with individuals and businesses yourself or send us your referrals and we will reach out to them on your behalf.
For every referral you make, we will place your name in a raffle to receive free tickets to attend a Minnesota Orchestra Performance with the CVYS when they go on their Spring Symphony Tour. Click here to fill out the referral form.
Thanks for helping us to "cover our chairs"! At the December concert we will choose a winning name, and hopefully you will see a difference on stage with some newly "covered" chairs!
The CVYS 2016-2017 performance season will begin very soon, and what an exciting season it promises to be!
All CVYS Musicians and parents should plan to attend a meeting on September 6, 2016 at 6:00 pm in the Haas Fine Arts Building on the UWEC campus. Please watch your email for important communication regarding the upcoming season.
CVYS Musicians: Chair placement auditions will take place on September 6, 2016. You will play a selected piece for our music staff, which will be evaluated to determine chair placement for the first semester. Please download the piece for your instrument and practice it for your chair placement audition on Septemebr 6.
We look forward to seeing everyone on September 6th to kick off our 36th performance season!
It's not too early to condsider your plans for the summer! If you are thinking about attending a music camp, have a look at this link for some ideas!
Specifically, we'd like to draw your attention to the Summer Music Clinics at UW Madison, advertised on the back of the 'Spring is Coming' concert insert, and the International Music Camp, located on the border between the US and Canada, run by former CVYS Asistant Director Christine Baumann.
We will continue to add information about other music education opportunities as we become aware of them. Please consult the Members Area if you can't find this information on our home page.