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.

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.

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


Del Whitman
JYO Music Director/Conductor

Ruth Colwell
JYO Instrumental Coach