Grand Rapids Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra -- 200-Minute Practice Challenge Form
Local middle school-age musicians (students in grades 5 through 8) are invited to participate in the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra 200-Minute Practice Challenge each winter. Practice your instrument 200 minutes in a week and your name will be entered to win a TABLET device or other fabulous prizes!

Who may participate? Instrumental students in grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.

What is required? Practice your instrument at least 200 minutes in a week and submit a completed practice form to GRYS. You can submit a new practice log up to four times during the months of November, December, January, and February.

What are the prizes? For every practice form submitted (up to four), a student will receive:
• One ticket to the Youth Symphony & Classical Orchestra concert on Sunday, March 1, 2020, 3:00 pm at DeVos Performance Hall in downtown Grand Rapids. (Maximum four free tickets per student.)
• One entry into a drawing for a new tablet device and other fabulous prizes at the concert! You must BE PRESENT to win.
• Also: The first 100 participants to check in at the concert will receive a goody bag with some fun items.

Is this simple for the teacher? Yes!
• Just sign each practice sheet to validate that the student is in good standing with your instrumental group or studio.
• Your name will be entered into a drawing for $100 restaurant gift certificate.

How do students enter? Complete and submit THIS ONLINE FORM!
(Alternatively, students may submit their practice time using a paper form. Ask your instrumental teacher for a paper form or download the form at

Submission deadline: Friday, February 14, 2020

Email the challenge coordinator, Mickey Bechill, at or call the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony at 842-6566.
Student First Name *
Student Last Name *
Student or Parent Email Address (only one) *
To receive results and other correspondence
Phone Number *
Include area code
Instrument *
Instrument practiced
Instrument (If Other)
Instrument practiced if you chose "Other" for previous question
School Name *
Grade in School *
Instrumental Teacher's Name *
First and last name (school instrumental teacher or private teacher)
Instrumental Teacher's Email *
To verify the practice log you are submitting
Month and Year of Practice Week *
Month and year
Week of Practice *
For example: Week of November 11, 2019
Days Practiced During This Week *
Pick the days you practiced
Total Minutes for the week *
Parent's Electronic Signature *
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