Valley Youth Orchestras, Montrose and Delta Colorado
The Valley Youth Orchestras include three string orchestras. The Concertino Orchestra is comprised of the more beginner students, the Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of intermediate students, and the Symphonic Chamber Orchestra is comprised of the more advanced students. The Valley Youth Orchestras meet and perform primarily in Montrose and Delta, Colorado, but our members come from all over the Western Slope. Currently we have members from Ridgway, Montrose, Olathe, Delta, Cedaredge, Hotchkiss, Paonia, Grand Junction, and Eckert, Colorado. We hope YOU will join us!
Dec 7, 2013 Christmas Concert
Music That Tells Stories
Valley Youth Orchestra under the direction of Mrs. Debra TenNapel proudly presents their Annual Christmas Concert
Musical Selections Include:
Two Minuets by Haydn
Hail the Conquering Hero by Handel
Lament and Jubilation by Bobrowitz
Symphony No. 12 by Mozart
A telling of: Berlioz the Bear, written & illustrated by Jan Brett, Musically Enhanced by the VYO (A Special Arrangement by Mrs. TenNapel)
The Valley Youth Orchestras is a board-run 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to afford young string musicians the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of orchestral rehearsal and performances in a musically nurturing environment.
Auditions have been completed for the beginning of the 2013-2014 Season. Stay tuned for possible mid-season auditions. Contact the Orchestra Manager, Dan Lamar, with questions.
Location: Delta United Methodist Church, 477 Meeker (5th and Meeker - see map) Please use the entrance on 5th Street between Main Street and Meeker.
Auditions will take place on a first-come, first-served basis.
Registration and sign-up for volunteer committees will take place during audition so please have the following with you:
Musician's private teacher's name and contact information
Musician's and parents' schedules for planning purposes
Registration fee (please see below)
What to prepare for Auditions:
All levels: a solo of your choice
All levels: there will be some sight reading at your level
Concertino: Prepare a one octave scale in the key of A or D.
Philharmonic: Prepare a 2 octave scale (preferably moving out of first position).
Chamber: Prepare a 3 octave scale.
If you have questions about auditions, please contact the orchestra manager, Dan Lamar
Registration Fee - $260 per Concert Season
One payment of $250 paid at the first rehearsal for the Season provides a $10 discount for you
Two payments of $130 in Sept, and January
Three payments of $90 in Sept, Dec, and March
Work out a different payment schedule with the Orchestra Manager
For families with more than one VYO student, the Season fee is reduced to $200 for the second member.
The Registration/Tuition/Fee includes tuition for rehearsals and concerts, and helps cover miscellaneous and budgeted expenses such as salaries for Director/Conductor and Orchestra Manager, music licenses, music copies, some instrument repairs, etc. Other funds are raised through grants, donations, and our yearly Dinner Concert and Silent Auction.
Please make sure you have registered first, then you can Pay tuition with this button.
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