Weekly Memo

Sunday, March 8, 2020


Ticket Sales

Tickets for our March 15 concert at the Brown Theater and our March 22 concert at Highland Hills Middle School are now on sale through March 8.  Tickets for the March 15 concert are consignment and will be able to be picked up at the performance.  Tickets for the March 22 concert are hard tickets which you will be able to take with you.  Ticket prices are as follows.


March 15 - $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, $5 for students though age 21, free for non-school age children

March 22 - $17 for adults, $12 for seniors, $5 for students through age 21, free for non-school age children


Also, all non-performing LYO members are required to attend the March 15 concert to support your fellow musicians.  Non-attendance will be counted as an absence against your attendance record.  LYO members can attend this event free of charge.

Pegasus Pins

Pegaus Pins will go on sale in the next few weeks.  Please purchase your pins from the Louisville Youth Orchestra!  Once we meet our mandatory minimum sales amount we are able to keep a portion of additional sales for the organization.  Every dollar helps!  These pins get you into all Derby Festival Events – NOT JUST OUR IROQUOIS AMPHITHEATER CONCERT!  Please note that a Pegasus Pin is required for entry to this final performance of the season.

Repertory Orchestra

Please note that the date of our TAPP school program has been changed from Wednesday, March 25 to MONDAY, MARCH 23!  This is due to an activity in Louisville which has all buses tied up for that Wednesday.  Please make a note of this change in your calendars immediately!

All Members

March has arrived!  There are no less than SIX LYO activities during our version of Musical March Madness!  These activities include:


  1. Serenade Retirement Home Tour (Locations TBA) - (March 14, Morning)

  2. Christian Howes Masterclass (YPAS) - Open to all (March 14, 2:00-3:30, Poster Attached)

  3. Classical Concert III (Brown Theater) – Rep & Sym with guest artist Christian Howes - (March 15, 4:00)

  4. School Tour (Locations TBA) - Concert Orchestra - (March 18, All Day)

  5. Classical Concert IV (Highland Hills Middle) - CO, Ser, Horizons, Per, Master Artist Chamber Players, Prestos! - (March 22, 4:00)

  6. TAPP Tour (Georgia Chaffe School) - Repertory Orchestra - (March 23, Afternoon)


Stay alert and keep up to date by reading your weekly memo!


The LYO official t-shirt sales (to be worn at the April concert) will start on January 12 and end on Sunday, March 15, at 11:59 p.m.  This sale is your only chance to purchase the official shirt, so please be sure to place your order during the sale.  Shirts will be delivered to your student's rehearsal location; be sure to enter your student's rehearsal location and name where prompted on the checkout page.  If you have more than one student in LYO, enter the information for your oldest student, all shirts will be delivered to them.


Click here to get to the store:      https://gogearonline.com/lyo


If you have any questions, please email Cindy Watson at parentnetwork@lyo.org


Parent Network - Volunteers Needed


LYO Families, it will soon be time to sell tickets for the March concerts, as well as work at the concerts.  Please follow the links and volunteer!


Tickets Orders/Sales for March 15th and March 22nd concerts:



Will Call and CD sales at March 15th concert/Brown Theater (Repertory and Symphony):


Tickets Sales and Will Call at the March 22nd concert/Highland Hills Middle (Serenade, Concert, Horizons, Percussion)



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)

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

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.


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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