🌼 May Issue | 2018
The name of our newsletter is Prima Sedia — Italian for First Chair
Notes from the LYS Board of Directors
What a PHENOMENAL concert we had in May! I am continuously blown away by the talent of our musicians and the unbelievably difficult repertoire that all three ensembles continue to deliver. I'm especially happy for our outgoing seniors that are all going on to postsecondary adventures — they will be missed! 

The work for the Board of Directors doesn't stop even though the playing season has ended. We still have auditions coming up and are preparing to deliver some big and new things in the upcoming season, including:

  • A completely new LYS website
  • Adding additional sponsors
  • Implementing our Circle of Giving levels (more to come on that in the upcoming weeks)
  • Preparing for the annual 4th of July concert

My hope is that all of you have a wonderful summer. Enjoy time with your families and be safe!

Warmest Regards,
Scott Krueger
LYS Board President
Auditions 🎶
Saturday, June 2 from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Sunday, June 3 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: First Lutheran Church, Longmont
Bingo Fundraiser
Saturday, June 2, @ 8:30pm
Location: Longmont Bingo Alley, 640 19th Avenue
Please sign-up to volunteer.
Chipotle Night Fundraiser
Monday, June 18 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: 1100 Ken Pratt Blvd. in Longmont
4th of July Performance & Potluck
Wednesday, July 4 from 11:00am - 2:15pm
Location: Thompson Park in Longmont, Bross St. & 4th Ave.
Please sign-up to contribute to the potluck.
Congratulations to our LYS High School Seniors! We will miss you Abigail, Brandon, Kiah, Kyleigh, Madeleine, Sydney and Zoe.
New photos have been uploaded to Instagram
Follow us to view photos from the LYSO picnic and the 2018 Finale Concert!
Help the Longmont Performing Arts Initiative!

LYS is a partner with LPAI in their efforts to build a new performing arts center we can all use. Please review their letter to send to the Longmont City Council and consider lending your support!
Notes 🎵 from Mr. Chen,
LYSO Music Director
Dear LYS family,

When speaking of classical musicians, one often links to the image of sophisticated, serious, rigid, and/or even pretentious musicians... Haha, guess what? Most professional musicians in today's world are not unfamiliar with the pop music culture at all and, as a matter of fact, many of them have had opportunities to collaborate with non-classical music performances and loved it.

Here is a fun video clip of a rock concert at the incredible Red Rocks Amphitheater that I was involved with recently... it was such a fun experience!
Scholarship Program
Students who qualify can receive tuition scholarships for any LYS ensemble and payment assistance for approved private lessons.

It's easy to advertise with LYS!
Please contact us to learn about advertising opportunities in our concert program.

We are currently seeking GRANT opportunities and SPONSORSHIP from local businesses!

Please contact us to learn more.
We recently received a grant from the Longmont Community Foundation. THANK YOU for supporting LYS!
Please help support LYS!
M u s i c : F u n F a c t s
In the 1980s, a net was installed above the orchestra pit in the Sydney Opera House theater after a live chicken walked off the stage during a performance of the opera Boris Godunov and landed on a cellist !
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Longmont Youth Symphony is a non-profit organization established in 1996.The Longmont Youth Symphony is an orchestra committed to serving the young musicians of the St. Vrain Valley and surrounding areas. The Youth Symphony provides a resource for young musicians to further develop and excel in their musical abilities through the guidance of professional leadership and direction. By doing so, we enable our youth to entertain, educate, and expand appreciation of music within the community.