Important Dates

The East Texas Youth Orchestras remain busy throughout the season. Therefore, it is very important for all members to secure all rehearsal, performance and special event dates in their calendars. Following is the general outline of the season:

For the 2017-2018 Concert Season
September 2, 2017 Auditions, UT Tyler

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September 10, 2017 Rehearsals Begin, UT Tyler, 2 pm
September 10, 2017 Required Parent Meeting, 4pm, and Pokey-O’s for musicians at 4:30 pm


September 17, 2017 Financial Aid Deadline
September 24, 2017 Tuition deadline


September 24, 2017 Concerto Competition Deadline for Registration


October 21, 2017 ETYO Symphony strings Perform on Bergfield stage, 11 am for Rose Festival Art Fair
October 21, 2017 ETYO Ensemble Performs at Rose Festival Queen’s Tea, 2pm


October 27, 2017 ETYO Concerto Competition Preliminary Video deadline


October 29, 2017 First ETYO Concert, 4 pm, Wise Auditorium, TJC


November 09, 2017 Side-by-Side Rehearsal in Richardson, travel by chartered bus
November 11, 2017 Side-by-Side with ETSO, Rehearsal at 1:30, Concert at 7:30 pm, Cowan


November 19, 2017 NO REHEARSAL
November 24,2017 Fundraiser at Barnes and Nobles, Tyler


November 26, 2017 ETYO Concerto Competition, 2pm, Braithwaite Recital Hall
(attendance required)


November 30, 2017 ETYO Symph Strings perform on Tyler Square, Tree Lighting Ceremony, 7pm


December 3, 2017 Rehearsals resume

December 17, 2017 Symphony ensembles perform at the Tyler mall, 2:30 pm
December 17, 2017 Philharmonic performs.  Details TBA


December 24-Dec. 31 No Rehearsals


January 6, 2018 Auditions, UT Tyler
January 7, 2018 Rehearsals resume- Bring a Friend Day w/ Food Trucks
January 7, 2018 MCI rep leads Parent/Musician meeting with Vienna details, 4:30


February 25, 2018 ETYO Concert 4pm, Caldwell Auditorium
March 11, 2017 NO REHEARSAL…rehearsals resume March 18
April 1, 2018 NO REHEARSAL…rehearsals resume April 8


May 6, 2018 Final ETYO Concert, 4 pm, Caldwell Auditorium