Come play with OAYO!

Come join us!
All the Alums with Dir. Aviva Segall at the January 2016 Alumni Reading

Our last Alumni Reading/Community Musician Reading for the year is coming up January 7th!

Would you like to join us? Follow this link to register.

It is so much fun to have former OAYO musicians and members of the musical community in the Omaha area join us for a rehearsal with our Youth Symphony.

Please help us start off the new year with a combined rehearsal of past and present OAYO musicians and local musicians.

Director Aviva Segall: I can’t wait to see as many alumni as possible at this event!  You’ll have a chance to see old friends, hear how Youth Symphony sounds this year and read through some wonderful repertoire: Tyler White’s Flyover Country, Dvorak’s The Noonday Witch, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony No.8, and Arnold’s Scottish Dance No.1!

They had so much fun!
The Youth Symphony at their retreat in August

This is open to anyone who plays an instrument who is willing to come to the Strauss Performing Arts Center at the UNO campus on Sunday January 7th from 2:15-3:30. Come at 2:15 to get music and unpack/tune. We will start music back up at 2:30.

The music will be made available to you once you register.

OAYO recently launched its new OAYO Box Office. This is an effective way to celebrate the work of the musicians and pay for the rehearsal and concert venues and music. Oayo does not have a fundraiser, and does not want to ask parents or musicians to sell magazines, cookie dough or other items. Instead we ask that each musician/family sell no less than 10 tickets to any OAYO Concert for the rest of the season. Upcoming concerts are in February, March, and May 2017! Please expand our audiences by selling tickets and spreading the word about OAYO ensembles and musicians. For more information, the OAYO Box Office can be accessed through this link.
How it Works
This past weekend at rehearsals, musicians received bags consisting of 10 Concert Cards and a Ticket Tracking Sheet. The Concert Card includes all OAYO Concerts for the rest of the season, and information on how to RSVP for a ticket. The Tracking Sheet is a way for each musician to keep track of who has bought a ticket and how many. If your musician did not receive a bag please email Jillian Wees at Below are more instructions on how to sell tickets.

1. Think of 10 people who care about you and tell them about your instrument and music.

2. Invite them to buy tickets and come to your concerts to hear your music.

3. Hand them the Concert Card with the dates and tell them to use the card to buy their tickets.

4. Write their name/contact information on the tracking sheet.

If purchasers do not have access to a computer, they can call the OAYO Office at 402-238-2044 for more information. If someone does not want to attend a concert, ask for a donation instead. Donations are 100% tax deductible!