We are now accepting audition appointments Tuesday, August 26, 6-8pm.
Auditions will be held at Calvary Chapel, our new rehearsal location, 919 Division Street NW, Olympia WA 98502 (the back side of Jefferson Middle School). Information on how to audition with a helpful video can be found on our auditions page. Please note that in order to book an appointment online, you will need to pay the non-refundable audition fee online via PayPal. If you have trouble with the online scheduling or payment, please contact the SOGO office.
The Little Pernambuco Tree, by Robert Ray and illustrated by children
Seven years ago, local violin shop owner Robert Ray gifted SOGO with a story about a little pernambuco tree growing up in the forests of Brazil. This children’s story was put to music by Mark Thome, a local composer. The Little Pernambuco Tree was debuted March 4, 2007 with the Academy Orchestra performing, Greg Allison conducting and then, Secretary of State, Sam Reed narrating.
During the spring of 2010 local students were asked to illustrate the Little Pernambuco Tree story. Many wonderful illustrations were entered. The Student Board of SOGO judged the entries and chose finalists.