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Rehearsal INFO

Download the updated 2019-20 Rehearsal Schedule (subject to change)

  • NYS holds weekly Sunday rehearsals at Norwalk City Hall, located at 125 East Avenue in Norwalk. A weekly rehearsal may also be scheduled on a Saturday or weekday if City Hall is not available, or if we need to make up a missed rehearsal.

  • Pre-dress rehearsals are normally scheduled on a weekday prior to the concert.

  • Dress rehearsals are typically scheduled on the Saturday prior to the concert, with the exception for Concert Orchestra.

  • Rehearsals start promptly! Musicians should arrive 15 minutes before rehearsal to warm up and tune.

  • All players are expected to assist with the set-up and clean-up of the rehearsal area.

  • If you are going to miss a rehearsal, you should Report An Absence on-line. Other attendance issues should be directed to Sara Watkins, Executive Director.


Always refer to the Rehearsal Schedule below and to the Weekly Newsletter for the exact days and times of rehearsals.


Every group has a 15-minute snack break during their rehearsal. Bagels and water are provided. NYS strives to be nut-free. Having a snack break adds to the social experience of the students, and parent volunteers are necessary in order to facilitate this. Each family is asked to volunteer for one snack shift each year.

Subscribe to the rehearsal schedule

Subscribe to the Rehearsal Schedule in mobile devices and email programs using the Calendar Addresses below. Copy the complete address and paste it into any calendar application that uses the iCalendar format.


Principal Orchestra

Concert Orchestra

Philharmonia Ensembles

Prelude Orchestra

Europe Performance Tour Calendar

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