Youth Ensemble of Strings




Auditions will take place at Irving Middle School (2745 S. 22nd St.). Students will play their prepared audition music and some sight reading provided by the YES directors.

  • Violins:  Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 4-7:00 p.m.
  • Violas, Cellos, Basses:  Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 4-6:30 p.m.

Sign Up for An Audition Today!    If you wish to sign up for a cello audition, please click on “bass” as your instrument when signing up for an audition and put “cello” in the notes box.  Both basses and cellos will be auditioning in that room.  The cello room does not have any more slots available.

Audition Music





2019 Rehearsals

Tuesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Irving Middle School instrumental music room

  • January  22, 29
  • February 5, 12, 19, 26
  • March 5, 19, 26 (NO rehearsal March 12)
  • April 2, 9, 16 (the last rehearsal will be at East High School)


Thursday, April 16, 2019 – 7:00 p.m. at East High School  (1000 S. 70th St.)

Concert Attire

  • Gals – White shirt/blouse (no t-shirts), black skirt or pants, black shoes (no flip-flops)
  • Guys – white collared dress shirt (no ties), black pants, black dress socks (calf length), black shoes


You may contact the directors via email:

Rhonda Neely or Melanie Frohberg



Rhonda Neely and Melanie Frohberg

What is YES?

YES stands for Youth Ensemble of Strings. Founded 31 years ago, it is one of the extension programs of the Lincoln Public Schools instrumental music department. Students playing in the YES Orchestra can expect to be challenged musically and technically. This year’s orchestra is open to string students in grades 5–8. Students in YES are required to participate in their school’s instrumental music program. Students living in the Lincoln Public School district are welcome to audition for the orchestra.