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GSO Summer Update #1

School may be out, but GSO does not rest!

Out new officer board will be meeting semi-regularly to prep for the upcoming fall semester, including fundraisers and many some more performance opportunities.

Our arrangers are even harder at work, with what looks to be the largest influx of potential new pieces that we've ever seen! Music selection this fall will be intense, and next semester should have quite the program.

Rembmer to keep an eye on our Twitter and tumblr accounts, too!

New Look!

We've updated the front page of our website! Hopefully you all like the more dynamic look.

Our Listen page has also been updated so it's more user-friendly.

Finally, the mobile version of the website has a new header, which should also be more user-friendly now.

Let us know what you think!

Fall 2017 Officer Board

Congratulations to the following students who were elected by their fellow GSO members to serve on the GSO administrative committee for the upcoming school year:

  • President: Alex Yu (previous VP)
  • Vice President: Arden Qui (previous Secretary)
  • Treasurer: Suzie Demeritte (returning)
  • Secretary: Hojin Yoon
  • Music Director: Chun Mun Loke
  • Social Director: Beth Riege (previous O@L)
  • Orchestra Manager: Wil Combs (returning)
  • Officers at Large: Vivian Ding and Lawrence Guloy

Appointed positions were confirmed shortly after election results were known. The rest of the Fall 2017 officer board is as follows:

  • Orchestra Conductors: Leanne Cetorelli (returning) and Michael Mitchell (returning)
  • Choral Directors: Chase Frederick (previous Social Director) and Jessica Tsai
  • PR Director: Sarah Jackson
  • Webmaster: Austin Hope (returning)
  • Fundraising Directors: Cassie Herman and Cindy Xie

Charitable Times

Do you want to donate to GSO? Or help GSO donate to an awesome organization, Children's National Hospital? Either way, we have an upcoming event for you!

Our annual Deathmatch for Charity is back the first week of April. Come play video games for fun or for glory! Admission and whatever extra donations you give will benefit Children's National Hospital.

Then, the Monday before our spring concert, we'll be hosting a fundraising dinner at Blaze Pizza! Who doesn't like pizza?

Of course, if you want to donate to GSO at any time, you can also give directly to our Giving to Maryland fund. ;D

Onward to Spring (Semester)!

Greetings GSO fans! We hope you've stayed warm over winter. Even as much of us have been enjoying break, GSO has continued moving forward behind the scenes getting ready for this Spring semester!

Our arrangers have been hard at work writing pieces, and organizers have moved paperwork mountains so that we can already announce our Spring semester concert!

We look forward to seeing you all back in CSAPC on Saturday, April 22nd at 1pm. As always, the concert will be free, but like last Spring we will be using a ticketing system. Tickets and ticketing details will be available roughly one month before the concert itself.

And if that wasn't enough GSO for you, we'll be making our annual appearance at Maryland Day the following week, Saturday April 29th, as well!


Image source: Gamer Symphony Orchestra is a student run ensemble, funded only by the UMD SGA and our generous fans' donations. Please visit our Giving to Maryland page to show your support through a tax-deductible donation! We can't do it without your help! You help us keep the music going. =-)

Join Us!

Image source: you a current or soon-to-be UMD student who loves video game music? Are you a singer or instrumentalist interested in joining our ensemble? We don't audition, but have a waitlist+interview system, so please fill out our waitlist form and we'll contact you for potential on-boarding at the beginning of the next semester!

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