Sacramento Youth Symphony – Vocalists get 1/2 off this week only!

THIS WEEK ONLY, Vocalists will pay only $12.50! Details can be found on their website or jump directly to registration here:

If you thought Symphony of 1000 was impressive…look what they have planned!

(from the website)

After the rousing success of 2014’s Symphony of 1000, we return for an event even bigger and more inspiring: the Symphony of 2000.  This year’s event will feature 1000 musicians performing with the addition of 1000 voices, creating a symphonic and choral event not to be missed.  The Symphony of 2000 strives to bring together musicians of all ages and skill levels together to collaborate as a community and as inspiration to the surrounding community.

 The Symphony of 2000 will take place on November 20, 2016 at Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium. Instrumentalists and vocalists will come together on event day for an afternoon of rehearsal followed by a 4 pm public concert.

 This event is open to interested instrumentalists or vocalists of any age or skill level.  Participating instruments are: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, french horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium/tuba, and percussion.

Please join us by filling out the registration form HERE.  There is a $25 participation fee.  All musicians will receive a Symphony of 2000 t-shirt to wear at the event. Note: Instrumentalist must bring their own music stand.

 After you have registered for the event you can download your sheet music for practice in Step 2.  The sheet music varies in level of difficulty.  Based on your skill level you will choose the pieces that you are comfortable playing. Instrumentalists should sit-out any pieces that are too difficult.

 The program for Symphony of 2000 is as follows:

Orchestra & Choir

The Star Spangled Banner

The Ashgrove Fantasy

Shaker Melody (traditional; AKA: Simple Gifts)

Orchestra Alone

Great Gate of Kiev – Moussorgsky

Torreadors – Bizet

Orchestra & Choir

America (traditional)

Lacrymosa from Mozart Requiem

Amazing Grace

Evening Prayer from Hansel and Gretel – Humperdink (in English)

Danny Boy (traditional)

Orchestra Alone

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Arr. Merle J. Isaac) – Mozart

Stars and Stripes – Sousa

Trimphal March from Aida – Verdi

Orchestra & Choir

Hallelujah Chorus: Messiah – Handel

Ode to Joy -Beethoven (in German)\


Back to School Night

BacktoSchoolFloatsBack to School night is on August 18, 2016, 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. And while Ponderosa High School would like you parents to start in the Large Gym, the Choir Boosters would like you to arrive at 5:30 and meet us in M2 (the Choir Room) for a root beer float social!

We hope to see you there!

Welcome back, Bruins!

Welcome back to school, 2016-17 Bruins! I hope you had an AMAZING summer. I am so excited for this school year and what lies ahead for us as musicians. Our choir theme for this year is I’MPOWERED! Are you feeling powered and ready to sing? Step outside of your comfort zone and challenge yourself! This is going to be a wonderful year. (Don’t forget to check us out on other social media by searching Ponderosa Choir!)