Junior Youth Orchestra

JYO rehearses Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm throughout the school year. Rehearsals will be @ East HS in the Band Room. Concert dates are Thursday, Dec. 10, 7:00 pm and Thursday, April 14, 7:00 pm.

2015-16 Audition Information

Auditions for 2015-16 JYO will be as follows:

  • Returning String Players:  Wednesday, August 26,  3:30 – 5:30 pm @ Lefler MS
  • New Hopeful String Players:  Thursday, August 27, 3:30 – 5:30 pm @ Lefler MS

Audition Times will be available for online sign-up beginning the first day of school, August 12.

Audition Music is available for download by clicking on your instrument below:

Audition Requirements for all instruments are:

  1. Melodic minor scale — d minor for Violin & Viola; g minor for Cello & Bass.
  2. 1 minute Solo of Your Choice. Select the best one minute excerpt from your choice of solo.
  3. 1 minute Orchestral Excerpt. Included on the Audition Music pdf listed above.
  4. 1 minute Sight-Reading Sample. Will be provided at the Audition.

One change for 2015- 16:  JYO will be a String Orchestra during 1st Semester, and then a Full Orchestra (with woodwinds, brass, & percussion) during 2nd Semester.

Auditions for woodwinds, brass, & percussion will be Wednesday, October 21.  More details will be available later.

Additional Information, including Rehearsal and Concert Schedules, will be available approximately August 1.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Whitman with any questions.


Del Whitman


Del Whitman
JYO Music Director/Conductor

Ruth Colwell
JYO Instrumental Coach