Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra/Music for Youth
Dear MYSO/MFY Alumni,
Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra has been touring nationally and internationally for decades and values the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that these performance and educational tours offer.
In this newsletter, check out the photos and tour memories we have been collecting over the past few months through our Alumni Facebook page. If you have more stories and photos to share, email them to email@example.com.
MYSO & MFY Tours
Throughout the Years!
Vienna & Budapest in 2015
Members from MYSO's Senior Symphony and Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra are touring in Vienna & Budapest right NOW! They are performing in renowned concert halls such as MuTh Concert Hall, home of the Vienna Boys Choir, and Béla Bartók National Concert Hall in Budapest. Many parents are accompanying the orchestra on the trip and one recently shared, "this will undoubtedly be the experience of a lifetime."
"The crazy closing concert at Vienna's City Hall was an experience I'll never forget. Celebrating with students from Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and tons of other countries after giving some of our greatest performances was amazing." - Bethany Brinton
"In Prague, Ms. Deutsch caught a fly out of nowhere (WITH HER FINGERS) and kept on conducting. That was such an intense concert. Especially playing Mars when it was at least 100 degrees in that hall. I remember not being able to see my music because my glasses kept fogging up!" - Bianca Kue
China in 2007
"I rememberthe Drum Tower ceremony in Xi'an. It was such an honor being presented with the key to the city."
"This trip was such an amazing experience."
Spain and Italy in 1997
"That was a great trip! For some reason the thing that sticks out in my mind is the outdoor performance where it started raining and we all had to stop midway through and run for it."
"Some great memories: performances in the Concert Hall in Valencia, near the ocean in Alicante, and in the town square in Nettuno."
"This is the tour I found my husband...took 10 years for us to date but the friendship started here. Amazing memories!"
"I remember being super embarrassed that my mom sent me with an inflatable neck pillow. Little did I know it would turn into a massive bargaining tool after so many days on the bus."
"This summer cemented my desire to work in arts management. Although I have a ways to go before fulfilling my dream of being Fran!"
- Carolyn Stoner
Switzerland in 1987
"I remember that John Downey thought that we should be beginning the concerts with our own national anthem so he wrote a beautiful arrangement of the Star Spangled Banner on the bus one day. What a treasure we had in John Downey." -
Nancy Witte Herro
2015-16 Season Schedule & Alumni Concert Access Pass
Stay tuned for the release of MYSO's 2015-16 Season Schedule featuring 75 concerts, 1,000 young musicians and talented guest artists!
Don't forget to sign up to get your personalized Alumni Concert Access Pass, which gives you an exclusive alumni ticket discounts! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive your Pass. We would love to see you at our performances this year!
Volunteer with MYSO
Each year MYSO engages over 300 volunteers. Your efforts can continue to make an impact! To learn more about the volunteer opportunities at MYSO email