Fees & Volunteerism

Fee schedule for the coming 2020-2021 season will be announced soon. In the meantime please use last seasons fees below as reference only.

Discount Tuition is offered to families that are willing to commit to 20 hours of volunteer activities for the full season.  We do understand however that parents are busy on weekends and may not be able to perform the requisite volunteer hours.  As such, Full Tuition option is available for volunteer hours buyout.  For families with multiple sibling musicians in the orchestra, Discount Tuition rate applies to each musician of that family as long as the 20 hours of volunteer commitment is fulfilled (Sibling Discount also applicable).  Partial season fees are for musicians who join us after the first concert.  All tuition fees listed include a complimentary raffle ticket for our annual violin raffle (additional tickets can be purchase at $25/ea) as well as the professional recording cost for the concerts. 

(Please refer to the Tuition Table below for more details)  

Financial Assistance: No qualified musician will be excluded because of financial need.  Please inquire with Orchestra Manager on details of how to apply for a BYO scholarship. 

2019-2020

Berkeley Youth Orchestra (BYO)

Entertainment

Partial Tuition

Vol Discount

Vol Hours

Sib Discount

BYCO cost

Entertainment

Full Tuition

Vol Discount

Vol Hours

Sib Discount

BYCO cost

Berkeley Youth Orchestra (BYO)

Entertainment

Partial Tuition

Vol Discount

Vol Hours

Sib Discount

BYCO cost

Entertainment

Full Tuition

Vol Discount

Vol Hours

Sib Discount

BYCO cost

Full Tuition

Volunteer Discount

volunteer hours

Sibling Discount

BYCO Tuition

by invitation only

Volunteer Opportunities and Other BYO Family Commitments

The daily operations of our organization relies heavily on volunteerism.  Volunteer opportunities not only help with operational efficiencies of the orchestra, but can also help build community within our orchestra.  Being involved through volunteerism offers parents a chance to see the inner workings of our orchestra more intimately.  It gives parents a chance to get to know our conductor, coaches, staff, board members, and other orchestra parents. 

  1. Mandatory Meetings

    • Attendance at the two required Parent Meetings in September and November.

    • Attendance at the season kickoff Family Retreat scheduled in September.

  2. Mandatory for all families (regardless of the type of tuition or volunteer buyouts)​​

    • Donation of an item of at least $50 in value towards the annual Silent Auction fundraiser; or buyout via cash donation of equal $ amount.

  3. Volunteer opportunities for fulfilling Discount Tuition 20 hours volunteering requirement include duties such as:  stage set-up/breakdown, concert organization duties, website management, fundraising committee participation, and other duties as determined by our Orchestra Manager.

    • Mandatory: Every family will be responsible (with another family) once during the season to bring a snack for the orchestra at either a rehearsal or concert. (Due to COVID-19 we are suspending rehearsal snacks until further notice)

 

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