2019-2020 Schedule

Fall and Spring schedules for 2019/20 are available. Our seasons begin on Saturday, September 7, 2019 (Chamber Orchestra) and Monday, September 9, 2019 (Advanced Ensemble) and runs through May 2020.


Registration is available on a rolling basis after the season has begun.

Please click on the links below to download the schedules.

Volunteer Sign-up

YPCO relies upon parent volunteers to support its activities. Parent involvement is an important part of the YPCO tradition, and serves as a model of teamwork and participation for our children. Additionally, the activities made possible by our parent volunteers enrich the YPCO experience for our young musicians.

Each family is required to:

  • Attend the fall parent meeting

  • Sign up for at least 3 volunteer jobs

  • Sign up for 2 snacks (Main Orchestra only). Please note all snacks must

    be peanut free. Bottled water is not allowed in St. John’s church.

Here's how it works in 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the SignUp.com button.

  2. Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

  3. Sign up! It's easy - you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on SignUp.com.

Note: SignUp.com does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.

Concert Dress Code

YPCO Chamber Orchestra wears white collared dress shirts with black pants or skirts and black shoes (NO SNEAKERS). A black dress is also acceptable. Skirts should be knee length and comfortably worn while seated.

YPCO Advanced Ensemble wears an all-black to distinguish themselves apart from the Chamber Orchestra members. Black collared dress shirts with black pants or skirts and black shoes (NO SNEAKERS). A black dress is also acceptable. Skirts should be knee length and comfortably worn while seated.

YPCO Handbook

Ways to Support Us

Donations

Because of support from people like you, no child is excluded from YPCO for financial need. Your tax deductible donations will help us continue to develop both the musicians and the audiences of tomorrow.

 

Because of support from people like you, no child is excluded from YPCO for financial need. Your tax deductible donations will help us continue to develop both the musicians and the audiences of tomorrow. 

 

Do you shop at Amazon? 

You can support YPCO by using AmazonSmile. If you have an Amazon account, you can sign-up for AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to YPCO. To sign up:

  1. go to https://smile.amazon.com/ 

  2. log in to your Amazon account

  3. search for YPCO or Young Peoples Chamber Orchestra from the list of non-profits.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support YPCO every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to YPCO! 

Practice-a-thon

Every October we hold a Practice-a-thon where all the young musicians log their practice hours. We ask them to get sponsors who will pledge a certain amount of money per practice hour, or a set donation. We award prizes to the children who raise the most money for the orchestra, and those who have the most practice hours! Everyone who logs hours gets a prize, and if we meet our collective hours goal - there's a pizza party!

Thank you for supporting the Young People's Chamber Orchestra!

Frequently Asked Questions

I missed the start of the Season - can I join late?

We're sorry to have missed you at the beginning of the season, but we welcome new members anytime. Please email manager@ypco.org  or Request a Rehearsal Visit.

 

What if I have to miss a rehearsal, is that okay?

We understand that things come up.  We appreciate that you try your best to be at every rehearsal, and we miss you when you are not present. If you know you will be out, please email the orchestra manager@ypco so we don't worry about you.

I have donations from the Practice-a-thon that are late, can I still turn them in?

Of course! We are so thankful that you've found sponsor that support your practicing, and in turn, support YPCO. Bring them in to any rehearsal and give them to the orchestra manager.

© 2019 by Young People's Chamber Orchestra

YPCO
P.O. Box 5113

Berkeley, CA 94705
manager@ypco.org