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Show your support of the NYS Italy Tour by purchasing
a Raffle Ticket. Tickets will be sold at the upcoming rehearsals.

Proceeds of the ticket sales will offset some of the Group Expenses associated with the tour.


What: A trip for two to Paris or London. Read full description of the prize.
How: Purchase a $25 ticket - cash or check only
When: Winning ticket will be drawn during the March 1st Concert.
Please take time to read the entire newsletter..... Mandatory Rehearsal Schedule is below.
We have special concerts in March. If you have not yet done so, please download the letter of understanding and return asap. If you are in Concert, Principal or Phil Strings you must complete the form for your ensemble . Even if you cannot perform in the extra concert we need to know.
Schedule for Sunday, February 23rd

 Brass Ensemble Noon to 1:15 pm
Prelude 12;30 to 2:30 pm
Concert 1:30 to 4:15 pm
Principal 1:30 to 4:30 pm Berlioz
Phil Strings and Phil Winds 2:45 pm to 4:45 pm

Seniors please rsvp to the Senior Dinner no later than this Sunday



The Youth Committee voted to hold a Pajama Day during the Feb 23rd rehearsal. You may wear your pajamas to rehearsal this Sunday.
Each Ensemble has two mandatory rehearsals preceding the March Concert.

Prelude: Tuesday, Feb 25 4:30 to 6 pm PLUS Saturday, Feb, 29 8:30 am to 10:30 am
Phil Strings & Phil Winds: Thurs, Feb 27 5 to 7 pm PLUS Sat, Feb 29 10:45 am to 12:45 pm
Concert Orchestra: Thurs, Feb 27 7 to 9:15 pm PLUS Sunday, March 1, 1 to 2:30 pm
Principal: Tuesday, Feb 25 7 to 9:15 pm PLUS Saturday Feb, 29 9:30 am to 12:15 pm
Inclement Weather Policy:

If rehearsal is canceled due to weather conditions you will be informed in the following manner.

  • A message will be posted to the NYS Facebook Page & Instagram Account
  • A NYS newsletter email will be sent.
  • Office phone message - 203-866-4100 - will be updated with a cancellation message.
  • NYS cell phone message - 203-984-2658 - will be updated with a cancellation message.
  • A message will be posted on home page of the NYS website.

Please remember that our musicians come from 30 different towns. If we do not cancel and the weather condition in your town is poor use your best judgement.
For questions or additional information, contact us at:

NYS Office Tel.: (203) 866-4100
Cell: (rehearsal hours) (203) 984-2658
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