YOCJ Gives Back!

Music brings joy, discipline, focus, and so much more to all of us here at the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey. YOCJ is so grateful for all the opportunities that we enjoy. In turn, YOCJ would like to give back to our community, both locally and beyond. Check out some of our past initiatives. Please reach out to us if you have ideas for our next community engagement! Email executivedirector@yocj.org

Fall 2018

In the Fall of 2018, the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey ran a 3 week food drive to benefit the Plainsboro Food Pantry.

Fall 2017

The country witnessed horrible devastation as several hurricanes ravaged the south during the summer and fall of 2017. Early during the hurricane season, the Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey was able to connect with the Houston Youth Symphony, thanks to local acquaintances of then Board President Annette Briffa. YOCJ held a Practice-a-thon, as well as a Hurricane Harvey Fundraiser concert on Saturday November 4th. We were able to raise $2000 to replace Houston-area student instruments that were lost or damaged by Hurricane Harvey. YOCJ was thrilled to receive pictures of the grateful students of the King Middle School Orchestra, who directly benefited from our donation.