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Important Rehearsal Notes

In March, rehearsal will be held on WEDNESDAY, MAR 6th instead of Saturday March 9th. 


Rehearsal times for ensembles are as follows:

Overture 6:30-7:30pm

Prelude 7:30-9:30pm

Philharmonic 6:30-9:30pm

Rehearsal Location & Times

PYPO Ensembles rehearse weekly on Saturdays. As of January 6th, 2024, we will have a new home at Carlynton Jr/Sr High School!

The address is Carlynton Jr/Sr High School, 435 Kings Hwy, Carnegie PA, 15106.

We are so excited about this move. The new location offers us:

  • A better flow of student entrances

  • More rehearsal space

  • Less sound transfer between rooms

  • More comfortable chairs for our Prelude and Overture Strings groups


For parents, Settlers Ridge and downtown Carnegie are close by and offer many shopping and food options! Below are the logistical details. Reach out to Russ at with any questions. 


Everyone can enter the auditorium entrance near the cougar statue.


Park in the parking lot and walk to the entrance. If you are dropping off at the door, keep going around the circle to ensure a steady flow. 


  • Overture Band and Prelude Band will go to the left.

  • Overture Strings, Prelude Strings, and Philharmonic will go to the right

    • If you are in Overture Strings, Prelude Strings, or Philharmonic, you must also bring a music stand, which MUST be labeled with the student's name.

Standard Rehearsal Times

Overture Band: 9 - 10 AM

Overture Strings: 9 - 10 AM

Philharmonic Orchestra: 10 - 1 PM

*Rehearsal times are subject to change. Notifications

will be sent ahead of time via Google Classroom and

reflected in the Google Calendar. 

Prelude Strings: 10:30 - 12:30 PM

Prelude Band: 10:30 - 12:30 PM

*Prelude rehearsals will extend from 10 - 1pm in March and April

Google Calendar

To add the PYPO calendar to your own, go to the bottom right and tap or click the "+ Google Calendar" button.

Add a Specific Calendar:

Members and Parents!
Have you signed up for Google Classroom?

Google Classroom is how musicians and parents receive information directly from directors regarding rehearsal updates, seating auditions, and general reminders. 

Check your email for a link to sign up, and email Russ Pedersen at with questions. 

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Upcoming Events

At PYPO, we're always preparing for something amazing. Join us for one of our upcoming events!

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