Lincoln Public Schools


Junior Youth Orchestra

2013–2014 Members

2013-14 SCHEDULE


The Junior Youth Orchestra rehearses Thursdays at Irving Middle School, 4:15-5:45 during the school year.

Rehearsal Dates

NOTE: The Sep. 5th rehearsal will be 4:15-5:15 only in order to have a 5:15 meeting with parents. Please be there in order to get more information about our conference performance in November and the Des Moines trip on May 3rd.

  • Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Nov. 7, 14, 21
  • Dec. 5, 12, 19
  • Jan. 9, 16  (see details below for this day), 23, 30
  • Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27
  • Mar. 6, 20, 27
  • Apr. 3, 10 (see details below for this day)
  • May 1

2013-2014 Concert Dates

  • Friday, Nov. 22, 10:30 a.m.
    JYO performs at the Lied Center for Performing Arts for the NMEA Conference!
  • Thursday, Dec. 19, 7:00 p.m.
    Irving Middle School (Rehearsal 4:15-5:15, back to Irving at 6:30pm)
  • Thursday, Jan. 16, 7:00 p.m.
    Pershing Auditorium (Rehearsal 11:30-12:15 at Pershing. No rehearsal at 4:15)
  • Tuesday, April 15, 7:00 p.m.
    Irving Middle School Auditorium (Students need to arrive by 6:15 PM to warm up in the rehearsal room.)
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014
    Trip to perform in Des Moines (one day only; more details to come)

JYO News

Dr. Karen Becker is conductor of the Junior Youth Orchestra again this year. Dr. Becker is Associate Professor of Cello at UNL and Principal Cellist of the Lincoln Symphony.

This is going to be a very exciting year! JYO has been selected to perform in November at the NMEA convention (Nebraska Music Educators  Association).  This is the first time in many years since the orchestra has appeared at the conference.  Note: the conference is in Lincoln at UNL.  More details to come, but the performance will be on Nov. 15th or 16th.