Tuition, weather, policy handbook

Fees – updated for 2016-17 

  • Symphony: Tuition is $250 for the school year, payable at registration night, on September 19th
  • Philharmonic/Allegro: Tuition is $220 for the school year, payable at registration night, on September 19th
  • Crescendo: Tuition is $100 for the fall semester.
  • Fees include all instruction, music use, sectional opportunities, and a tshirt; each family also receives 5 flex-tickets for NVYO events.
  • Students joining in the middle of the season may inquire about a reduced tuition rate.
  • Limited scholarships are available, need-based for all members, and for college students. Complete the appropriate application and submit prior to registration for consideration:Tuition Assistance Request Form NVYO college scholarship form 2016


In the case of weather cancellations or postponements, there will be a weather announcement on the website home page, email notifications, and posts on local media. Those signed up for the  NVYO Remind App (text @4fb6c to 81010 to join) will receive a notification. Cancellations are very rare, so please assume rehearsal is on unless you hear otherwise. For those of you traveling from out of the Grand Forks area, we ask that you please use your best discretion if the road conditions are hazardous. Do not risk your own safety to get to rehearsal.

2016-17  NVYO Policy Handbook.  Formatted to be printed and folded:

2016 Policy Handbook NVYO

Attendance Policies

Attendance You are expected to be in attendance and on time to every scheduled rehearsal. To ensure that the ensembles can attain the highest of musical standards, the NVYO conductors cannot allow more than one excused absence per semester, except in certain circumstances. We ask that you and your parents review the rehearsal schedule along with other planned activities on your calendar and note any conflicts.  Please plan ahead! Keep in mind that your school band or orchestra performance schedule takes precedence over NVYO rehearsal. However we expect that NVYO rehearsal will take priority over non-required school and other activities, including other rehearsals. The membership status of any student exceeding the allotted absences in a semester will be subject for review.

Use the Online Absence Form to let NVYO office & staff know about absences/tardies ahead of time!

Excused rehearsal absences do not pertain to Dress Rehearsals or Concerts: You are NOT excused from any dress rehearsal or concert except with the express permission of the conductor. The conductor’s decision is final in all matters pertaining to absences from any dress rehearsal or concert. Illness is the only reason to miss any rehearsals you have not noted as excused. In case of illness, please notify the conductor and/or the NVYO Executive Director as soon as possible.

Punctuality You are expected to be seated and tuned 5 minutes prior to the beginning of rehearsal. Rehearsals start promptly at the times posted on the rehearsal schedule. Rehearsal time is valuable and lateness is disruptive to the conductor and fellow orchestra members. Please notify your conductor and/or the Executive Director if you will be late arriving due to a conflict.

Concert dress policy

Allegro & Philharmonic: white dressy shirt, black bottoms (long skirt or pants), black hosiery/socks and black dress shoes.

Symphony: females: all black; males black tux and white shirt; both, black hosiery & shoes.

Concert Dress reminders 2016

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fall auditions
September 23
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