Last Chance to Order Your T-shirt

Dear Youth Ensembles,

If you have still not ordered a T-shirt, please fill out the order form and bring it to your rehearsal with $17 cash or check.  Thursday, October 20th is the last day to submit the T-shirt Order form that allows you to choose your size and color!

T-shirt Order Form and Volunteer Sign-up

Youth Ensembles  will be wearing the T-shirts at the following events:

  • Nov. 14th Clinic with Dan Long
  • March 19th Workshop and Concert with Paul Keller
  • May 7th Field trip to the A2SO

Reminder: There will be NO rehearsals on Monday, October 31st.

10/31: NO Rehearsal! | T-shirt Order & Volunteer forms DUE

Dear Youth Ensembles Students and Parents,

There will be NO rehearsals on Monday, October 31st.

The first full orchestra rehearsal will happen on Monday, November 7th from 6:30-8:30 at Clague.

If you need another copy of the Volunteer and T-shirt order form, please click here to download: Volunteer Sign Up & T-Shirt Order Form

If you do not already have a shirt, please get your T-Shirts orders in ASAP! Students will be wearing the shirts as a group on the following dates:

  • Nov. 14th Clinic with Dan Long
  • March 19th Workshop and Concert with Paul Keller
  • May 7th Field trip to the A2SO


Information Packets and Rehearsal Expectations

Dear Youth Ensemble Students and Parents,

Thank you you for a great first week of rehearsals! Each student in attendance received a stapled packet at their first rehearsal. Please note that the date of our Winter Concert is Saturday, December 10th (instead of December 11th). Here are links to important information for each Youth Ensemble:

EVERYONE:  Volunteer Sign Up & T-Shirt Order Form Please return these forms to your director or the CMSa2 office by Monday, October 3rd!

Introductory Strings Ensemble (YEI): YEI Schedule and Important Dates

Advanced Strings Ensemble (YEA): YEA Schedule and Important Dates

Winds and Brass Ensembles (YEW): YEW Schedule and Important Dates

Percussion Ensemble (YEP): YEP Schedule and Important Dates

Important Reminder about Rehearsal Expectations!  Warm-up and tuning time is very important for each student, so please plan your travel time ahead to ensure your child arrives 10 – 15 minutes prior to the rehearsal start time.  Our directors will begin rehearsals promptly, meaning students should be in their seats, with instruments unpacked and ready to go at this time.  If you know your child will be absent, please email me in advance at

Please read our STUDENT HANDBOOK which can also be found on the website,

If you still have not registered for your ensemble, please REGISTER HERE or call the office at 734-213-2000 during the office hours with any questions!

 Fall Office Hours
Tuesday: 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Saturday: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

YE Fall 2016 Rehearsal Schedule

Dear Youth Ensemble Families,

Welcome to the Fall Term and congratulations to students who auditioned this week! We are looking forward to the first YE rehearsals on Monday Sept 19th!

If you have not yet registered for your ensemble, please REGISTER HERE

Youth Ensemble Fall 2016 Rehearsal Schedule

StringsMondays at Clague Middle School (2616 Nixon Rd.)

Introductory Strings: Mondays 5:30 – 7:15 pm
Advanced Strings: Mondays 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Winds/Brass (YEW): Mondays at CMSa2 (1289 Jewett Ave.) 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Beginning October 31, Winds and Brass ensembles move to Clague for Symphony Rehearsals

Strings, Winds and Brass Rehearsal Dates:

  • Monday, September 19
  • Monday, September 26
  • Monday, October 3
  • Monday, October 10
  • Monday, October 17
  • Monday, October 24
  • Monday, October 31*
  • Monday, November 7*
  • Monday, November 14*
  • Monday, November 21*
  • Monday, December 5*

*Symphony rehearsal

Percussion (YEP): Thursdays at Clague Middle School (2616 Nixon Rd.) 6:30 ­- 8:30 pm

Percussion Rehearsal Dates:

  • Thursday, September 22
  • Thursday, September 29
  • Thursday, October 6
  • Thursday, October 13
  • Thursday, October 20
  • Thursday, October 27
  • After October 27th, Percussion Rehearsals Move to Mondays at Clague
  • Monday, October 31*
  • Monday, November 7*
  • Monday, November 14*
  • Monday, November 21*
  • Monday, December 5*

*Symphony rehearsal


Fall 2016 1st YE Rehearsal Sept. 19th/22nd | Auditions 9/14 & 9/15

Dear Youth Ensemble Families,

We are very much looking forward to the 2016-17 Season of Youth Ensembles!!  We’d like to welcome all of you who are both returning and new!

First Rehearsal:

Monday, September 19th:

  • 6:30-8:30: Advanced Strings (@ Clague MS), Wind and Brass Ensembles (@ CMSa2)
  • 5:30-7:15: Introductory Strings (@ Clague MS)

Thursday, September 22nd:

  • 6:30-8:30: Percussion Ensemble (@ ClagueMS)

A full-year schedule will be posted shortly before the first rehearsal as well as distributed at the first rehearsal.


Fall Auditions

Auditions are for new students, Introductory String Ensemble students who would like to audition for Advanced String Ensemble, or any current student who would like to audition for Chamber Music or Jazz Combos.

Audition Dates: September 14th and 15th, 5:00-9:00pm

Please use this AUDITION INQUIRY form and share it with your friends!!

NO Rehearsal Today | Hit and Run Witness??

Saturday’s concert was fabulous!  Bravo to everyone for a wonderful performance!

This is a reminder that ALL Youth Ensembles do NOT have rehearsal today!  

And YEW and YEP have a Chamber Concert tomorrow, May 17th, 8:00 at CMSa2’s main location at 1289 Jewett. 7:00 call time.

AUDITIONS: Remind your friends that we have auditions NEXT week and send them THIS LINK so they can sign-up!  You do not have to re-audition unless you would like to audition for another ensemble.

PRE-REGISTRATION: Sign-up for next year’s Youth Ensembles (full-year registration) by June 6th and you will be waived the $35 registration fee.  REGISTER HERE. You also have the option to pay only a non-refundable $50 deposit, but the balance of $350 will be due in September (or can be put on a payment plan).

We look forward to seeing everyone again in the Fall.

Call for Witnesses to a Hit and Run:

Unfortunately, there was an incident in the parking lot during Saturday’s performance.  Someone hit the parked car of one of our parents, causing considerable damage to the font, but the culprit did not leave a note or come forward to report the incident.

If you think you saw this incident happen and have any information about it, please contact Kasia directly at

We and the affected family would truly appreciate any help in resolving this case.