Charitable TimesPosted March 2017
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!
Fall 2016 Extra Events
Are you upest and lost now that GSO's fall concert is over a month earlier than usual?
Never fear! We're planning on multiple GSO events to fill the last month of the school year for you!
Watch this space for links to favrious fundraising and social events!
Fundraiser @ DP Dough: Tue. Nov. 29 - Posted Nov. 26
Fundraiser @ Potbelly: Wed. Nov. 30 - Posted Nov. 25
Fall 2016 Concert Details
Our concert is less than two weeks away! Come out for a fantastic evening of live, orchestrated video game music performed by the Gamer Symphony Orchestra (GSO) at UMD! We have prepared many wonderful selections including pieces from Pokemon, Uncharted, Donkey Kong, Legend of Zelda, and more.
Saturday, November 19th - 7pm @ Dekelboum Hall in The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
As always, our concert is FREE. Seating is open, and will be first-come-first-serve, so make sure to get there early! Due to coordination and timing issues, we will not be going through CSPAC ticketing this semester.
Facebook event: here
Press Release: here
Live TwitchTV stream: here
Spring 2016 Concert Recordings
Our official recordings from out 10th anniversary concert are in! Head of over to the Listen area of the site to have a listen, see the program, and link over to YouTube if you want to watch as well as listen.
Special thanks to the BGSO and WMGSO for sending members to help us celebrate our 10th anniversay, and of course thanks to CSPAC for providing us with such professional recordings as always.
Welcome back! And welcome class of 2020!
It's that time again! Everyone's moved in and classes are starting, which means GSO rehearsals aren't far behind! Music selection will be the first week of September, with the first rehearsal for returning members beginning soon after. New members are welcome to come to early rehearsals as well.
We will officially be recruiting and welcoming new members at the First Look Fair on September 14th & 15th at McKeldin Mall. Hope to see all of you fresh faces there! Our first full combined orchestra-and-chorus rehearsal will be the second Sunday after First Look Fair.
2016-17 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: Dakota Sparks (previous VP)
- Vice President: Alex Yu
- Treasurer: Suzie Demeritte
- Secretary: Arden Qiu
- Music Director: Matt Chin
- Social Director: Chase Frederick (previous O@L)
- Fundraising Director: Jasmine Hawkins
- Officers at Large: Jon Seibert and Beth Riege
Appointed positions were confirmed shortly after election results were known. The rest of the 2016-17 officer board is as follows:
- Orchestra Conductors: Leanne Cetorelli (returning) and Michael Mitchell
- Choral Directors: Jonathan Hansford (returning) and Marshall Tyers (returning)
- Orchestra Manager: unfilled
- PR Director: Marissa Tonkay (returning)
- Webmaster: Austin Hope (returning)
The orchestra manager position will be filled some time during the summer.
10th Anniversary Concert ticketing details
As mentioned earlier, our concert is being ticketed this year to avoid overcrowding issues in Dekelboum. This means that all guests in attendance MUST HAVE A TICKET TO GET INTO THE CONCERT! Tickets are FREE, but required for entry! You are allowed to reserve more than one ticket at once. Request your ticket(s) online HERE, then pick them up at the Will Call booth in the lobby of CSPAC.
Tickets do not guarantee admission. Arrive early to claim your seat. If tickets are not claimed 15 minutes before the performance, they are subject to being released to a standby line.
Day-of Waitlist: If necessary, The Clarice will form a waitlist starting 1 hour prior to the performance. Starting 15 minutes before, we will begin calling names for any available seats. You must be present when your name is called to claim your ticket or we will move on to the next person on the list. Additionally, we will re-issue any tickets that have been returned prior to the day of the performance.
For additional information, visit the official event page on The Clarice Website.
10th Anniversary Hype!
Hi everyone! GSO has turned 10 years old this school year, and we have an amazing semester planned to celebrate! Keep an eye on our Events tab for yummy fundraisers, Deathmatch for Charity, and a spring concert that will feature nearly 200 musicians! This concert will be a GSO experience like you've never had before.
As advance notice, we will likely be ticketing our concert this semester. Don't worry, it'll still be free! Considering how well we've packed Dekelboum the past few semesters, we just might need to cap attendance to not run afoul of fire code. You guys are such awesome fans! Stay tuned, we'll hopefully be able to say more about our spring concert soon.
For everyone going to MAGFest this weekend, have fun and enjoy the Super Smash Opera!
Eat for GSO
Two days after our fall concert, we will be holding a funsraising event at Jason's Deli in College Park. You can come have a nice meal with friends while also supporting your favorite orchestra! It's the first day of finals, so what better way to relax? If you need any more convincing, Jason's has free soft serve ice cream - yes, we know it's mid-December, but how can you turn down free dessert? Please RSVP here so Jason's knows roughly how many people will be showing up over the course of the day.
GSO's 10th Anniversary!
Fall 2015 marks tens years since GSO was founded, so this year we'll be celebrating our milestone! Keep an eye on our main page here to news and special events, and make sure to come to our epic fall concert (see the Events tab for details).