Rehearsals

YSDP Rehearsals

YSDP  rehearsals activities for the performance season 2021-2022 will be held in-person in Arrowhead Club this year.  

The health and safety of YSDP students and their families are of the greatest importance to the YSDP. If the County or State reverses course regarding the threat level or rates of COVID transmission, in-person rehearsals and the concert may change.

 

Arrowhead Club Rehearsals Address: 

26W151 Butterfield Rd, Wheaton, IL 60189

Arrowhead Club is a Wheaton park district facility that features large soundproof rooms.  The facility is know for private or coporate events and their beautiful golf courses.  Arrowhead facility is located near the corner of Naper Blvd and Butterfield Rd, westbound, on the south side of the Butterfield Rd.

The Arrowhead Club is  Parents/guardians are welcome to stay within the Arrowhead facility during rehearsals and we ask to wait outside of the rehearsals rooms to maximize student concentration. 

 

We encourage all musicians to be fully vaccinated by the orientation date, August 22. 

 

Performance Season 2021-2022 Orientation Information:

The performance season 2021-2022 Mandatory orientation for all musicians will be held on August 22, 2021 at 12pm in Arrowhead Club.

 

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are conducted on Monday evenings.  The season starts in September 13 and ends the following May. 

Below is a list of 2020-2021 rehearsal times. The rehearsal schedule of the performance season 2021-2022 will be posted here at a later time.  Please check back with us.

Sinfonietta Strings: 5:15 PM – 6:15 PM

Philharmonia Strings (New): 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM

Concert Orchestra: 5:15 PM – 6:45 PM

Symphony Orchestra: 7 PM – 9 PM

 

Members, please review the rehearsal etiquette (available in June) so you are aware of our expectations.

If you are unable to attend a scheduled rehearsal, or most importantly, an orchestra performance, you must notify your absence as soon as the conflict is identified. You should send your absence report before 4:00 pm of the rehearsal day. Click to complete an rehearsal absence report form.

In some cases, you may not be able to report your absence before the scheduled rehearsal time. Even if it is too late for the rehearsal, a retroactive report is still necessary.

“No show” without any absence report will not look good on your record. Since the attendance report must be seen by the conductors before each rehearsal session begins, it is important that the report is made by 5:00 pm. If you can’t make the deadline, fill out the absence report after rehearsal is over.

Youth Symphony of DuPage strongly urges all members to participate in their school bands and orchestras. We thank the many school orchestra and band directors who encourage their students to advance their skills by joining YSDP.