YOCJ has been providing outstanding opportunities for talented young musicians in Central Jersey since 1978.
The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey brings together some of the finest young musicians in our region to participate and excel in a nurturing and challenging musical environment. Over 200 elementary through high school students, all of whom take private lessons and participate in their schools’ music programs, make up the orchestra and its twelve performance groups. There are two levels for strings, the advanced Symphonic Orchestra, and small ensembles for brass, percussion, saxophone, flute, and woodwind students. Rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings from October through May at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. Auditions for new students are held in January, June and September. Our next audition date is Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ~ click HERE for more information! Like us on FACEBOOK!
Spring Small Ensemble Concert
Join us for the annual Spring Concert on Sunday April 2nd as detailed below, which will feature most of our chamber ensembles. One small update however ~ some of our percussionists will be presenting a separate Percussion Ensemble Performance on Tuesday, April 4th, 8:15pm at the WWPHS North Theater.
We are delighted that Kathie Schmoll and the team at Firebird Fine Arts Tours are once again planning our performing tour, this time to Germany for June 28 to July 5, 2017. Click HERE to read our SPRING 2017 UPDATE, peruse our itinerary and download all pertinent PDF files.
Advertisement Campaign, with a twist!
Win $10 gift cards for Ads Campaign! We are excited to announce our new Ad Campaign with a twist ~ Students can earn a $10 gift card for every $100 of ads that are obtained for our YOCJ concert program booklets! Gift cards will be distributed once the business has submitted payment and their JPG to YOCJ for publication. Students can select gift cards to the following locations: Rita’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Amazon, Subway, Panera, Starbucks, and iTunes
Simply approach some of your favorite businesses, to see if they would like to place an ad in our upcoming program booklets! Secure ads by Tuesday, May 9 for our Large ensemble concert! Please click HERE to download our current Ad form!
This is one of the easiest ways to show your support for our non-profit organization! Click HERE to start shopping on AmazonSmile and support YOCJ at the same time. AmazonSmile is a website that offers the same products and convenience as Amazon. The difference is that shopping on AmazonSmile means that the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the purchase price towards any eligible charitable organization. Please consider doing your on-line shopping to help support our talented young musicians!
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