Junior Youth Orchestra

Auditions for String Players

JYO String Player auditions will be held for Returning Members on Tuesday, August 27, and for New Hopefuls (never before selected to JYO) on Thursday, August 29 .

All players who want to be a member of JYO are expected to audition.  Students who have been in JYO for two previous years are automatically members, but are still auditioning for chair placement on August 27.

Auditions will be held at Culler MS, 5201 Vine Street, in the music rooms.


Signup Genius will be used as the online site for signups for audition times, and is now live and ready to receive auditioner’s signup for date & time

The JYO Auditions Signup for RETURNEES is posted HERE.  You must have been a member of JYO in a previous year to signup as a Returnee.

The JYO Auditions Signup for NEW HOPEFULS is posted HERE.


Audition music for each instrument is linked below.  The audition consists of:

  1. One scale & arpeggio.
  2. Excerpt from orchestra music as shown on page.
  3. Sight-reading 8 mm of music provided at the audition.

VIOLIN Audition Music

VIOLA Audition Music

CELLO Audition Music

STRING BASS Audition Music


Notification of results will be by email within 5 days of completion of the auditions.

Any questions, please contact Mr. Whitman, dwhit@lps.org, or Mr. Wright, iwright@lps.org

Best wishes on your audition!


Auditions for Band Players

Woodwind, Brass, & Percussion players are needed in JYO for 2nd semester, when we learn Full (Symphony) Orchestra music.  Great sounds & great fun.  Auditions for Band Players will be Wednesday, October 23, 2019 @ East High School.  Audition music and more info will be posted on this website by September 30.

Thank you for your interest!


Del Whitman
JYO Music Director/Conductor

Ian Wright
JYO Assistant Conductor