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The Junior Symphony of Vancouver was founded by Timoteus Racz, and we had our Debut Concert on December 4, 1999. Since his untimely passing in 2012, his friend and colleague, Collin Heade, has taken on the role of JSV Conductor to keep the legacy alive.  Please join us as we celebrate music in SW Washington, and please help us to support the future of music in this community by being a participant, attending our concerts, and/or making donations!

This brief video was made in appreciation for our Cowlitz Tribal Foundation Grant in January 2023. Click on the Play button to hear Victoria Racz tell you a bit about our history, and she'll also share a couple of concert clips and some photos from our archives, as well as short interviews with some JSV members! 

JSV HOLIDAY CONCERT!

Saturday, December 9, 2023 * 7:30 pm

Join us for a concert to get into the spirit of the season! Our program will include selections by Mozart, Percy Faith, Grainger, and our traditional sing-alongs.

Cascades Presbyterian Church, Vancouver WA

Tickets available at the door $15

Reception following 

This concert made possible in part by a generous grant from the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation - Clark County Fund

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Next auditions will be Monday, January 22, 2024.
(Look below for application.)  

For auditions, the two people hearing you will be our conductor/cellist Collin Heade, and oboist/General Manager VIctoria Racz. We only have 8-10 minutes per player, so prepare a scale in the key of your prepared selection, and we'll just hear a few phrases of contrasting movements or sections of the piece you've chosen.  We'll give you some sight-reading of a piece we'll be playing for our upcoming concert. 

There is nothing to lose by auditioning! Think of it as more of a mini coaching session as we will tell each player exactly what to work on if we are saving them for a future session. We really do want to accept everyone, so we will be straightforward, and positive. (We DO want our auditioners to return, after all!)  Those not accepted will have their audition fee returned. Those accepted will have their fee applied to the rest of the JSV fee, and the rest of the payment will be made that night, as auditions are followed by our first rehearsal of the session. 
There is more info on our application, so click on the Word Document below, and contact Victoria if there are any more questions. 

At this time we are seeking intermediate to advanced string players.

 

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JSV Application for Session II, March 23, 2024 Concert
(Next auditions on Monday, January 22, 2024)

JSV payment may be made via Paypal and/or please feel free to donate!
We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, registered in WA and OR

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Junior Symphony of Vancouver

2023-24 Audition/Rehearsal/Concert Schedule
Session I
 

Monday, October 9 - Auditions (by appointment) and Rehearsal, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday, October 16 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, October 23 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, October 30 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, November 6 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, November 13 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, November 20 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, November 27 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, December 4 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Saturday, December 9 - CONCERT, Call Time 6:00 - Concert 7:30 pm         
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Session II
 

Monday, January 22, 2024 - Auditions (by appointment) and Rehearsal, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday, January 29 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, February 5 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, February 12 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, February 19 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, February 26 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, March 4 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, March 11 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, March 18 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
                                       Saturday, March 23 - CONCERT, Call Time 6:00 - Concert 7:30 pm
                                      

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Session III
 

Monday, April 1, 2024 - Auditions (by appointment) and Rehearsal, 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday, April 8 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, April 15 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, April 22 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, April 29 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, May 6 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Monday, May 13 - Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Monday, May 20- Rehearsal, 7:00 -9:00 pm
Monday, May 27 SKIP for Memorial Day
Monday, June 3 - Dress Rehearsal, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
THURSDAY, June 6 - CONCERT, Call time 6:00 - Concert 7:30 pm

                                     

The JSV is supported by a grant from the Cowlitz Tribal Foundation - Clark County Fund!




Please join them in 'giving us a hand'!
(Our Paypal Donate button is above, or mail us a check.)

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We wish to thank all of our donors, including   Cascades Presbyterian, for their generous gift to the JSV of $2500 last season.
Thanks to all who have donated for 'giving us a hand'! 

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Did you know that YOU can own your own cozy, fleece-lined JSV Sweatshirt, JSV T-Shirt, and/or our JSV bumper stickers? Watch this short video for info, and go to our Contact page to message Victoria to order if you can't attend one of our concerts!

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