Auditions and Registrations FAQ

 

Due to the extremely high demand of RDYO programs from both existing and new students, please read the FAQ below before making registration/emailing to ask questions.  As much as we would like to, we will not be able to get back to you very quickly due to the sheer volumes of applications we receive.

 

Do I need to audition

  • If you are NEW to RDYO, yes, you will need to audition. 
  • If you are a returning student staying in the same division, you do not need to audition.
  • If you are considering moving-up to another division, you will need to audition. Please take a note that this is the ONLY chance for you to do so before our next season starts!

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Where do I find audition materials

Audition materials are available on our website

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Should I register now

If you are a new student to RDYO or if you are a returning student planning to move-up to another division, please register with us AFTER your audition results are out. All audition results will be out by the 22nd June, 2024 the latest. There is still time to register before the early bird registration deadline on the 29th June, 2024.

If you are a returning student staying in the same division, YES! Register now and enjoy an early bird discount by the 29th June, 2024. 

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What are the required fee for 24-25 season


1) Tuition Fee (Required)

Please select the correct division in the payment page, especially if you are taking part in the chamber division as well. 

2) Society Membership Fee (Required)

Membership of the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra Society enables you to vote, serve on committees, and contribute to RDYO’s mission. Each family is required to have at least one RDYO membership.

3) Fundraising Concert Tickets (Required)

Each family is required to purchase 2 tickets ($25 each) for RDYO’s annual fundraising concert with Rotary Club of Vancouver Centennial, which raises funds for RDYO’s scholarship and bursary as well as for other charities in Richmond.

4) Commitment Activities Deposit OR Exemption Fee (Required)

RDYO, similar to many charities and societies, relies on commitment from its members to support children in weekly rehearsals, concerts organizing, operational tasks and board governance. This commitment is a requirement to ensure the best possible environment for children and youth. The commitment is 10 hours per family, per season, with a wide range of activities to participate in. 

A deposit of $250, payable at registration, will be returned to you in full at the end of the season if you have completed your 10 hours commitment.

You may choose to pay $250 in lieu of commitment activities at registration.

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Can I pay by installment

 

Yes, please write to loren@rdyo.ca with a request for instalment. 

This option splits the entire payment into 3 instalments throughout the year. The first one is due at time of registration, the second installment is due on the 8th January, 2025, and the final instalment due on the 8th March, 2025. 

Please note that late instalment payment will result in a penalty:  5% of the unpaid fee that is due on the payment deadline, plus 1% of this unpaid payment for each complete month that the return is late, up to a maximum of 12 months.

A pending payment will prohibit you from joining RDYO activities, such as scholarship competition .

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I have registered, does that mean I’m in

Thank you for completing the registration! We will be checking all the information. 

You will know that your space has been secured if

  1. You’ve paid the 4 required fees
  2. You’ve received an email that says: “Congratulations! Your registration has been approved. Welcome to RDYO”

If this is not the case, you may be contacted to make the necessary payment or supplement of information. 

PLEASE NOTE: Registration is not considered completed until you have received an approval email. Registration is strictly first-come, first-serve. We cannot guarantee a space for you if you complete registration after June 29, 23:59 PST

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What is the WAITLIST

You may find yourself placed on a waitlist. This is because the division you registered for is full at the time of your submission. You will be automatically put on our waiting list. We will communicate with you as soon as spaces become available.

If no spaces become available by 14th September, 2024. We will process a full refund for you. If you wish to withdraw from the process, please contact us to make this arrangement.

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