News for the 2018-2019 Season

New for the 2018-19 Season

Sunday, September 9th- Monday, September 10th Rehearsals Begin!

Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic, Youth Concert Strings

What is new for the Fall 2018 Season?

  • Youth Symphony, Youth Philharmonic and YS and YP Chamber Music will rehearse at Lewis & Clark on Sundays while UNO- Strauss is under construction.


  • Youth Concert Strings  and YCS Chamber Music will still rehearse at Lewis & Clark on Monday evenings.


  • We know you are busy and we have streamlined many of our programs to fit into your regular rehearsal times as often as possible (Check the calendar for changes- usually on the same day!).  Please note these times, as some have shifted by a half-hour: Youth Symphony 1:30pm-4:00pm; Chamber Music for YS and YP 4:15pm-5:15pm; Youth Philharmonic 5:30pm-7:30pm; Chamber Music for YCS 5:45pm-6:45pm; Youth Concert Strings 7:00pm-8:30pm.  Youth Symphony members will note that you no longer have Saturday or Thursday activities.  We have also tried to reduce the number of rehearsals and performances around busy finals times and have therefore streamlined the concert schedule into two major concerts, a holiday celebration (optional for YS and YP) and the Youth Symphony side by side.


  • OAYO Webinars (on-line videos) and Trello Boards (on-line project management tool) will be available tools for volunteers and staff.  

We will have online tools and training on getting you the information you need!

We will provide contact information for parents to connect with one another for carpools and rehearsal communication!  Musicians want to hang out and meet up outside of rehearsal time? Reach out!*

*With permission of all parties. Consent/release form to follow.

  • Call to Action

Do you have a social media account? Do friends and family like interacting with your posts? Need to get away from all the drama and politics on Twitter and Facebook?  Let’s fill Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram with smiling faces and beautiful instruments.  Help us share what’s going on in our community with your community! We will be providing QR codes to link you directly to our pages and #hashtags that you can use to connect with us. Have a photo to share? Tag us with a hashtag! If we like your posts, we may even share them from our pages!

#oayo #OayoRetreat #OayoRehearsal

Are you ready for the season to start? We are anxious to get back to rehearsing magnificent music with wonderful musicians