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rehearsals & retreats


MYS rehearses every Saturday from September through April at Highland Park Middle School, 975 Snelling Ave S, St. Paul, 55116. Orchestras rehearse during the following times:

  • Wind Orchestra: 8:45am-11am 

  • String Orchestra: 8:45am-11am

  • Philharmonic Orchestra: 10:30am-1:00pm

  • Repertory Orchestra: 10:00am-1:00pm

  • Symphony Orchestra: 8:45am-11:45am


Overnight retreats for the Philharmonic, Repertory and Symphony orchestras are held at YMCA’s Camp St. Croix in Hudson, Wisconsin. The fee for each student is $115. The String Orchestra will attend a day retreat in St. Paul. The fee for each student in Strings is $45. Retreat fees are separate from tuition. 

Download directions to YMCA Camp St. Croix here.

Download Orchestra Retreat forms here: