Welcome to the 2015-2016 SOGO season

Brass Choir Holiday Show

Saturday, December 12, 2pm at Westminster Presbyterian the SOGO HO HO Brass Choir will be sharing stories behind many of the holiday songs you look forward to hearing during the season.  Our special guests include the Olympia Youth Chorus.

Your tickets are waiting ($5 student, $10 adult/senior, $25 family/2 adults and 2+ children) for you to purchase by calling 360.352.1438 or email us at studentorchestras.org

Thank you to Tumwater Eye Center & VUE – unique eyewear for hosting this brass music holiday show.

Messiah Sing-Along

Monday, December 21, 7pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts SOGO will be hosting the annual Community Messiah Sing-Along.  Thousands of people have joined us over the years for this special holiday tradition to sing-along or listen to Handel’s most inspired work.  Doors open at 6pm and scores are available to rent or purchase.  This is a free and open to the public event, but donations are gladly accepted.  For more information…

Thank you to our sponsors R.L. Ray Violin Shop and the Washington Center for making this possible.


Washington Center Sundays@4 – November 1, March 6, May 15,*
Brass Choir Ho Ho Show – December 12, 2pm at Westminster Presbyterian
Community Messiah Sing-Along – December 21, 7pm at the Washington Center
Instrument Petting Zoo – April 23, 2-4pm at the Washington Center
* Purchase tickets through Olytix.org


The opening concert of the season was Sunday, November 1, 4pm at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts.  The Evergreen Brass Quintet (EBQ) was featured with the Conservatory Orchestra under the direction of John Welsh.  Their performance included a world premiere by local composer Mark Thome titled In the Past.  The three movement work was based on Latin rhythms and commissioned by Elizabeth Ward, (French horn) director of EBQ. The program also included Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Fasch’s Bouree in D Major with the quintet, and Rossini’s popular overture The Barber of Seville.

Also featured:  Brass Choir, Academy & Debut Orchestras
Distinguished Sponsor ~ Olympia Dermatology & Laser Clinic, Dr. Brazil
VIEW concert program

Rehearsal Location:

Calvary Chapel Olympia
919 Division St NW
Olympia, WA 98502

REHEARSAL: 5pm – 7:15pm
Advanced musicians (high school – college)
Mr. Welsh, Conductor

REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Mr. Allison, Conductor

REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Intermediate (middle school – early high school)
Mr. Lund, conductor

REHEARSAL:  4:30 – 5:15pm
Mr. Allison, Conductor

REHEARSAL:  3pm – 4:45pm
Two years experience – early middle school
Mr. Berets, Conductor