Join a Community of Like-Minded Music Lovers and Provide an Experience That Lasts a Lifetime
Omaha Area Youth Orchestras impacts the community by providing the only opportunity of its kind in the Omaha area—the chance for more than 550 students to experience orchestral music in a group setting, led by professional conductors, alongside other talented students from the area. In addition, OAYO fills a void in local music education, creates a positive learning environment for youth to develop life skills, and improves the quality of life for Omaha residents.
Your participation as a donor connects you to more than six decades of excellence in music education and performance. In order to keep orchestra tuition and concert ticket prices as affordable as possible, we rely on the generosity of our friends and supporters. Help us continue to provide high quality music education programs that annually impact hundreds of people in the Omaha community by making a donation today!
Students’ membership dues cover only a small portion of the cost of providing OAYO’s programs to students.
Donations from members, their families and friends, and local businesses or companies are integral to helping OAYO provide the highest possible level of music education programming.
No gift is too big nor too small, and all are incredibly important and deeply appreciated. Your donations can sponsor a musician, provide materials for rehearsals, and continue to expand the arts’ outreach in our city.
Donate an Instrument
Your donation is music to our ears!
OAYO is accepting donations for gently used band and orchestral instruments in playable and good cosmetic condition. We are also accepting music and instrument stands. Instruments and equipment that do not meet our quality standards will be sold or traded and 100% of the proceeds will be used to purchase new instruments.
Donors will be recognized on our website and in our concert programs.
If you are interested in donating an instrument please appraise the value of the instrument, fill out the instrument donation form and place the form inside the instrument case. For more information on determining the value of donated property please see Publication 561. Your donation is tax deductible. Be sure to keep a copy for your own records. Contact us to coordinate a time to drop off the instrument.
Every instrument, and the musician behind it, has a story. If you would like to share the history of your instrument and why you have decided to donate it please email us.
Our parent volunteers are incredibly valuable!
OAYO volunteers donated more than 1700 Hours in the 2015–2016 Season! That is a contribution of time and services equaling over $35,000! Thank you!
Volunteer Hours This Season to Date:
Total Value to OAYO:
Become a Parent Volunteer
Become a Corporate Sponsor
We are proud to be part of this region’s vibrant arts community and your support is crucial for our work.
Every year we offer different sponsorship levels, each with its own set of rewards and benefits. Your support of OAYO helps build a better community, offering a unique gift to students and establishing relationships with youth and the arts. Please check the website for season sponsorships. If you wish to become a sponsor, please contact us.