In order to proceed with OAYO, we need to know that you have read your acceptance email, you understand which group you have been placed in, and you are committed to rehearsing and performing the entire year with your ensemble.

We understand that kids love to participate in various types of activities, and we completely support their enthusiasm.  But we need them to understand that accepting placement is a commitment.  We understand that things come up and we plan for that with our policies.  We also want you to be aware of them!

We also understand that things can come up, minds can be changed. If you do not wish to continue with us, we do need to know that with a response to the placement form as well.


Please review the handbook, attendance policy, etc. on our Current Musicians page.  We hope you find this helpful.

If you have any further questions, please let us know by emailing jillian.wees@oayo.org or calling the office at 402-238-2044.

It’s our 60th Anniversary! Help us continue growth in young musicians!

Your donation dollars go towards providing our kids the individual attention they need on their instrument throughout the year through SECTIONAL COACHING by professional musicians.

Your generous gift goes towards funding a SCHOLARSHIP for someone who may not have the opportunity to play without financial aid.

Visit our Donation Page to contribute to our mission in spreading joy and music!

Collect donations and win a prize!
Create an OAYO Cheer Page for Omaha Gives.

Omaha Gives, the day of giving to non-profits in Omaha, is May 23rd. You have from now until Wednesday May 23rd at 11:59pm to gather as many donations as you can!

2 first place winners:
1 for most money collected in donations/highest amount raised.*
1 for most individual donations gathered.+
Plus one runner up for each category.

To enter the contest you must create a Cheer Page.

*Must have a minimum of $250 donated to qualify for first place prize. Must have a minimum of $100 to qualify for runner up.

+Must have a minimum of 15 donors to qualify for first place prize. Must have a minimum of 8 donors to qualify for runner up.

Creating an Omaha Gives Cheer Page
Cheer pages are submitted to the OAYO profile and will be approved by staff before they go public. You will be notified when your page is approved.