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We recognize that newsletters can be a bit repetitive, so we will be sending out our newsletter every two weeks and adding this "To Do" list to the top of each newsletter which provides musicians and parents with timely links and reminders.



- Our mandatory volunteer sign up has come and gone, and many families still need to sign up. We will extend the sign up to this Sunday.  Learn more and sign up to Volunteer HERE 

- Sign up for rehearsal snack HERE

Each family must sign up to volunteer and to bring snack!

- Complete our survey HERE - due TODAY!

- Sign Up for REMIND (see below)


- - Complete our survey HERE - due TODAY!


- Sign Up for REMIND (see below)


Important Calendar Updates
(please read the fine print!)

NO NVYS Concerts Dec 4 and 10

NVYS Concert December 17 
in San Francisco!

February 5th Winter Concert for ALL ensembles 
(moved from Feb 12th)

Added NVYS and NVC Choir May 21 Concert 

Updated Season Calendar

All Rehearsals at our new home
Performing Arts Center at Napa Valley College

September 18 & 25 Rehearsal

4-7 pm NVYS
4-6 pm Sinfonia
6 - 6:45 pm Bridge

This season we are asking EACH family to volunteer. Sign up deadline was Sept 10. 

Many families still need to sign up.
We will extend the sign up to this Sunday. 

Monday, Sept 19th we will be assigning volunteer jobs if you do not sign up.

Sign Up HERE

We need families to help with Set up and Break down 
September 18 & 25
email Shelley at

Thank you to our volunteers, we appreciate your help!


Sign Up for Remind!


This is a secure app (used by schools) that allows us to send short group texts to our members and parents throughout the season.


We use this to communicate schedule changes, concert call time reminders, etc. 

NVYS musicians and parents please text @nvys2 to #81010

Sinfonia musicians and parents please text @sinf2223 to #81010

Thank you to Camp Caz chaperones for making our weekend so special!

Amy Kim
Silvia Regalado-Zachold
Will Daley
Phu Truong
Rebecca Simon
Laura Chung
Alberto Flores
Sandy Warren

Lost and Found: Are you missing a thermorest pillow with a gray pillow case? We have it!

Playing in an orchestra is a team effort, so attendance matters! Musicians are given two excused absences (i.e. school events, weddings, funerals) each concert series. 

Report your absences HERE

Thank you to our First Rehearsal and Family BBQ Volunteers!
Silvia Regalado-Zachold
Phu Troung
Andrea Wong
Rebecca Simon
Tricia Lewis
Priscilla Ramelo
Marian Glynn
Brenda Quirk
Brad Fisher
Ginger Fisher
Brian Williams

Huge Round of Applause for BBQ Leads
Arwen Gallenkamp, Eric Gallenkamp and Don Surh!

2022 is Arwen and Eric's 8th season and the BBQ their millionth NVYS event they have spearheaded! Arwen and Eric, we won't know what to do without you in 2023.
Thank you!


Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee is 15 people strong representing parents, staff, and musicians, as well as diverse in age, race, ethnicity, and gender. In our second meeting we talked about importance of making NVYS a musical home where everyone feels a sense of belonging.

Our next meeting is September 18th at 2:45 pm at NVC. 

We began our work with Scansion Consulting who engaged a small group of staff, musicians and board members in a EDI feedback session. Next step is an organizational survey asking for your insight into how NVYS approaches Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. Look for a survey in your in-box this month! 

Thank you to the League of American Orchestra's for our 3-year Catalyst Grant which support our EDI work. More to come!


We are excited to announce that Silvia Regalado-Zachold is joining the NVYS team as our new Orchestra Manager.

Silvia is a Sinfonia parent and new to NVYS this year. Her enthusiasm for volunteering caught our eye and we feel fortunate that she reached out to us. We have no doubts you will be equally impressed by Silvia's background as we are. Silvia has recently led the Canyon Oaks and American Canyon Middle School PTO's. She has also held positions in Donor Development at Blue Oak School and The California Maritime Academy. Silvia is also bilingual and holds a M.A. in Not-for-Profit Leadership from Seattle University and a B.A. in Psychology from San Francisco State University.
Silvia enjoys greening her thumb, walks with friends, searching for sea shells with her family, exploring new places and daydreaming of one day being crafty! Please welcome Silvia when you see her at rehearsals. 

Where to Find Us

NVYS Executive Director
Shelley Surh or 415-987-0083

NVYS Artistic Director and Conductor
Alan Anibal

NYCE Director/Head Coach
Yasushi Ogura

Sinfonia Director
Debbie Walden

Bridge Coach
Raja Orr

Orchestra Manager
Silvia Regalado-Zachold


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