Community Stories

Audition Placement Acceptance Form

ACCEPTANCE FORM Hello! 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, … Continue reading “Audition Placement Acceptance Form”

Amazon Smile for your Father’s Day needs!

  Learn how to earn AmazonSmile donations with Mother’s Day shopping Father’s Day is Sunday, June, 18th. Have you gotten your gifts yet? Shop at and Amazon will donate to Omaha Area Youth Orchestra Inc. Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Father’s Day including electronics, gadgets, clothing, and more. … Continue reading “Amazon Smile for your Father’s Day needs!”

OAYO Students Share the Spotlight with The Piano Guys

Eight OAYO students joined The Piano Guys on the Orpheum stage on September 21, performing “Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” in front of a nearly sold out audience. To quote the review by the Omaha World Herald, “Part way through ‘Beethoven’s Five Secrets’, the video screen showed a symphony orchestra, which we appeared to hear until the … Continue reading “OAYO Students Share the Spotlight with The Piano Guys”

A Huge Thank You to the YEF

The OAYO gratefully thanks the Yahoo Employee Foundation for their support of the In-School Music Enrichment Program (ISME) for the 2016-17 season. In the 2015-16 season, ISME provided professional music instruction and coaching in 7 Iowa and Nebraska school districts, 49 schools with 71 visits with more than 142 hours of instruction to over 3,000 … Continue reading “A Huge Thank You to the YEF”