About SYCO

About SYCO


Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra
Ron Polomchak, Director 

The Schaumburg Youth Concert Orchestra (SYCO) includes string, woodwind, brass and percussion students. String students should have an advanced understanding of their instrument including vibrato. All string players should be comfortable with first through fifth positions.  Woodwind and brass players should be capable of playing in a variety of key signatures and have the ability to play expressively and as a soloist. Percussionists should be skilled on timpani, mallets, snare, crash cymbal, and auxiliary percussion instruments. The music literature is selected from authentic and developing full orchestra repertoire.

Rehearsals: Sundays, 4:30 - 6 pm
Concerts: Sunday, February 7, 3 pm; Sunday, May 9, 3 pm

- Prepare a brief unaccompanied solo passage of your choice.

 - Scales. String players will be asked to play two of the following scales:
C, G, D, A, F, B-flat, E-flat 
3-Octaves (Basses, 2-Octave)
Q= 80-120 Separate bows or slur 2
- Woodwinds and brass should prepare major scales in the following concert keys:  C, G, D, F and B-flat. Perform 2-octave scales when possible.

- SightreadingDownload here and play excerpts for your instrument.

Returning members not looking to advance to the next group do not have to audition.
Orchestra placement is at the discretion of the directors.

Concert Orchestra: $400
Tuition includes a $25 family contribution to the Prairie Center Arts Foundation. 
Families with more than one child enrolled in the program receive a $25 discount for each additional child after one child is paid in full.

All SYO members participate in their school orchestra or band programs where available.