Weekly Memo

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Tickets for December Holiday Concert

Tickets for our December 15 concert at YPAS may be purchased at the door after today.  All of our talented ensembles will be on stage for this performance with the exception of our Symphony Orchestra.
Prices are:  $17/adults, $12/seniors (60+), $5 for students through age 21 and free for non-school age children.

Family Sponsor tickets will be at the will-call Parent Network table.


This concert will be recorded and CDs will be available for purchase before and after the event.


Our LYO photographer will also be on hand to take pictures.  Additional information regarding the purchase of these photos will be forthcoming.

Symphony Orchestra Members

When you perform in March at the Brown Theater all non-performing LYO members are required to attend and support your efforts.  We expect the same of you at the December 15 concert at YPAS.  Your musical colleagues have worked hard to prepare and present this holiday concert, and we owe it to them to provide a large and enthusiastic audience.  Please make the appropriate plans to attend.  You have a short rehearsal that day in order to allow you ample time to find a seat.  The concert begins at 4 pm.  Thank you!

Production Sheets

Please note the Production Sheet for the December 15 event.  Production Sheets give you everything you need to know about the who, what, when, where and how of all LYO activities.

When in doubt – read your Production Sheet!

Welcome Back

The LYO welcomes Angela Dixon and Emily McCord back after their maternity leaves!  Please take a moment to let them know how much we missed them AND look at some baby pictures!

LYO Photographer News


Need family pictures for your Holiday greetings? Help LYO fundraising efforts by having your family photography session done by LUZ-OM Photography, our photography partner.  A generous percentage of sales from photography sessions scheduled by member families will be donated to LYO.  Please contact Yenny Ho at info.luzom@gmail.com or text 502.694.0196 to schedule your session.

Packages start from $150.  https://luz-omphotography.pixieset.com

Parent Network

LYO Official T-shirt Sales

The LYO official t-shirt sales (to be worn at the April concert) will start in mid to late January.

Please check the memo weekly for updates.


Parent Network - several volunteers still needed!

Tickets sales/collection and "Pass the Bucket" at the December 15th concert.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0d4dada72fabfc1-ticket8


Questions?   Email Cindy Watson at parentnetwork@lyo.org


If you need information please be sure to contact the proper LYO staff member!

Musical and Artistic Questions:  Your Conductor

Attendance, Payment, Music for Folders and General Scheduling Questions:

Your Respective Production Manager/Music Librarian

Amy Noon – Serenade, Concert, Percussion Ensemble (lyolibrarian@aol.com / 1-859-797-2239)

Angela Dixon – Symphony, Repertory, Horizons Ensembles (ardixon01@gmail.com / 502-552-5642)

(On maternity leave until November 28.)

General Business Questions – Emily McCord, Business Manager (emilymccord@lyo.org / 502-836-6773)

(On maternity leave until December 4.)

All Other Matters – Melody Welsh-Buchholz, Executive Director (info@lyo.org)

Parent Network – Cindy Watson, President (parentnetwork@lyo.org)

All contact information is listed on the last page of your Handbook.

Bring A Friend

While auditions are officially complete, we will still accept certain instruments into our organization.  If you identify a musical friend who auditions and officially joins the LYO after the season begins you will receive a $100 rebate on your membership fee!  Simply contact the LYO office at info@lyo.org with your name, your orchestra and the name, contact information and instrument of your friend and start earning $ today!  Think about it!

Bring in five new members and YOUR membership is free!

Please note that your friend must…….

  • be brand new to the LYO – i.e. not a previous member; and,

  • not have auditioned during the regular audition process.


All LYO concerts are now listed on the Do502 Louisville site!  The more likes each concert receives the more ad time we receive with side posts, banners and our poster being prominently displayed.  Please take a moment to go to Do502 and hit "like" for all of our events during the season!  Thank you!

Social Media

Please follow the LYO on Twitter @LYO_Rocks.

Please follow the LYO on Instagram at louisvilleyouthorchestra.

A social media presence is important for many granting opportunities today.

The more followers we have the better scores we receive.

Thank you for taking the time to follow us!

All Parents

The Board and Staff pride themselves on keeping membership one of the lowest in the nation at $495.

The ACTUAL annual cost of one year of LYO membership is $1,500.  We are able to keep our membership fee low due to many additional types of fundraising, generous individual donors and corporate support.  There are additional ways in which parents can assist us.  Please review the opportunities below.

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Family Sponsorship

Forms for Family Sponsorships are online and at your Production Manager’s desk.  Family Sponsorships offer a range of premiums including tickets, CDs and listing in all programs.  Gifts are fully tax-deductible.

Amazon Smile

Sign up on AmazonSmile and a portion of all your purchases will go directly to the LYO.  You can sign up at: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/61-0597184.


Have a Kroger card in your wallet or on your keychain?

Use your Kroger Rewards Card when shopping at Kroger, support LYO. It's that simple.

Go to www.kroger.com.

If you already HAVE a Kroger.com account:  1) Go to main page and and click on the word "Community" on the top right of the screen, just below the "Sign In" box.  2) Under the menu at the left side of the Community page, click on "Kroger Community Rewards".  3) At the bottom of the Kroger Community Rewards page, you will see a box for "ENROLL NOW". Click on the box.  4) On the next page, you can find LYO by typing our name, "Louisville Youth Orchestra", in the search box.  5) Select us by clicking the circle next to our name. Then click "Save" to save LYO as your designated organization.  6) Confirm that LYO is selected as your Community Rewards organization by checking your account profile.

That's it! Now every time you shop and use your Kroger Plus card, you'll be earning rewards for LYO.

If you DO NOT have a Kroger.com account, click on the "Register" button at the top right of the Kroger homepage.


Fund for the Arts

If you are approached to donate to the Fund for the Arts during their annual campaign you can elect to designate your gift to the LYO.  Simply indicate your desire on your donation card or via your company campaign and 100% of your gift will go to the LYO with no administrative fees deducted.

Your Place of Business

If your place of business is willing to sponsor an activity, supply a scholarship, offer matching patron funds or purchase an ad in our programs please contact Melody Welsh-Buchholz, Executive Director at info@lyo.org.  We will be pleased to work with your company to tailor-fit an opportunity that works for them.

Parent Network

Another way of keeping costs low for the LYO is the active support of parents in areas such as ticket sales, CD sales, concert help, rehearsal set-up/tear down assistance, music filing, etc., etc.  If you can offer just a few hours now and again we will not have to hire outside to complete these many tasks.

LOUISVILLE YOUTH ORCHESTRA    P.O.Box 997     Louisville, KY 40201-0997     (502) 896-1851     info@lyo.org   

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