YSSW Rehearals

Youth Symphony of the Southwest rehearsals for the 2024-2025 season will be held at Dobson High School, 1501 W. Guadalupe Rd. in Mesa from 4:45pm to 7:00pm.  Members must be in their seats with their instruments tuned by 4:40.   Music folders and a printed handbook will be distributed at the first rehearsal.  

If you have questions, contact Patricia Cosand, 480 688-7499 or ysswmail@gmail.com

MEMBER COMMITMENT

Each member of YSSW is expected to prepare his/her part diligently prior to each rehearsal.  Students are expected to be members in good standing of their hight school orchestra or band where applicable.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

All members are expected to attend every rehearsal and to be seated by 4:40 pm for rehearsals and 6:50 pm for concerts.  Report absence prior to the rehearsal to Patricia Cosand, 480-688-7499 or pcosand@gmail.com.  Excused absences include school concerts, illness and family emergencies.  

REHEARSAL ETIQUETTE

•  All electronic devices must be turned off during rehearsals.  This includes text messaging.

•  Water only in the rehearsal room.

•  No food or gum is allowed in the rehearsal room.

MUSIC POLICY

Music will be distributed at the first rehearsal for each concert.  At the end of each concert, music must be returned in good condition.  Any damaged or lost music will be replaced at the musician's expense.  

STRING SEATING POLICY

There will be a chair placement audition during a rehearsal prior to each concert.  Check your schedule for specific dates.  Students must be in attendance at the chair test rehearsals or be moved to the end of their section.

WIND SEATING POLICY

Wind reseating will be scheduled upon request, at the discretion of the music director.

CONCERT ATTIRE

Ladies: long-sleeved black blouse, long black skirt (must be to the ankle) or black dress slacks and shoes with black hosiery.

Gentleman: Black tuxedo with bow tie.

SNACK POLICY

YSSW students are given a break mid-rehearsal for a snack and rest.  Parents are expected to take turns providing either a drink for the entire group OR a snack for the entire group.  A snack schedule will be provided to each member and an email reminder will be sent prior the prior to the date you must provide snacks.  

YSSW Online Tuition Payment

Tuition for the 2024-2025 Youth Symphony of the Southwest is $400.  The Youth Symphony of the Southwest tuition may now be paid online using PayPal or a credit card using safe, secure PayPal.  A PayPal account is not required if you are using a credit card. To pay online, complete and submit the form below then select your payment option and click Pay Now.The following payment plan is available:


1 payment of $400 - due on August 12



2 payments of $203 each - due on August 12, 2024 and January 6, 2025



3 payments of $136 each - due on August 12, 2024, November 4, 2024 and January 6, 2025