Junior Youth Orchestra

The Junior Youth Orchestra is an all-district orchestra for students in grades 6–9 in the Lincoln Public School District. Participation is by audition. The Junior Youth Orchestra is an extension of the instrumental music program of the Lincoln Public Schools and serves to challenge and enrich the best players to become better — both as musicians and ensemble participants.


JYO rehearses Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm throughout the school year. Rehearsals during 1st semester are in the Culler Middle School Band Room. 2nd semester are in the East High School Band Room (Enter Door #25).

For a more detailed schedule, see Calendar


Auditions for the 2019 – 2020 Junior Youth Orchestra will be held Tuesday, August 27 and Thursday, August 29.  All audition information and materials are found under the Auditions Menu on this website.

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

Thank you for your interest in JYO.


Del Whitman
JYO Music Director/Conductor

Ian Wright
JYO Assistant Conductor