GivingTuesday 2021 and more!

GivingTuesday 2021:
…is right around the corner: Tuesday November 30th.
Please keep in mind that YOCJ is a non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. Click HERE for more information on how to donate!
Click HERE to view our musically-themed Giving Platforms. Donations could be made via check or our PayPal link.
 
McCaffrey’s Receipt Program
YOCJ is part of McCaffrey’s program that supports local nonprofit organizations by generously donating 1% of every receipt collected. Please share with your neighbors, friends, family and coworkers – anyone can submit their receipts to YOCJ. We request that receipts are submitted monthly as receipts cannot be more than 3 months old. Just bring your receipts to rehearsals in an envelope! Mrs. Epps will make sure that Board member Joon Chung receives them. If you have any other questions, please contact Joon Chung at chungers@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!
 
AmazonSmile:
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!

Classico Tomato Pie Tuesday Fundraiser

Save the dates! Monday November 15 and Tuesday November 16. YOCJ is running an ALL-DAY fundraisers on BOTH dates. YOCJ receives 20% of all sales made by YOCJ students, families, and friends. Show the flyer and help support YOCJ!

 

Classico Tomato Pie Monday Fundraiser

Save the dates! Monday November 15 and Tuesday November 16. YOCJ is running an ALL-DAY fundraisers on BOTH dates. YOCJ receives 20% of all sales made by YOCJ students, families, and friends. Show the flyer and help support YOCJ!

 

Tuesday Master Classes 2022

We are excited to host our 2022 Master Classes according to instrumental families!

The Master Class schedule for Tuesday March 29th is as follows:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church:

6:00pm – 7:00pm Saxophone Master Class

7:30pm – 9:00pm String Master Class with David Kim

More information on Applications & Clinicians will be announced soon!

Monday Master Classes 2022

We are excited to host our 2022 Master Classes according to instrumental families!

The Master Class schedule for Monday March 28th is as follows:

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church:

6:00pm – 7:30pm Woodwinds & Brass Master Class

8:00pm – 9:00pm Percussion Master Class

More information on Applications & Clinicians will be announced soon!

SNOWDATE: Winter Large Ensemble Concerts

YOCJ plans on holding the SNOWDATE for our Winter Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday January 30th, 2022, Location TBD

The current timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

7pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring David Kim, Violin Soloist

Violinist David Kim plays Beethoven with YOCJ in 2022

The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim returns to YOCJ in 2022! Mr. Kim has performed the Glazunov Concerto, the Tchaikovsky Concerto, the Bruch Concerto, and now it’s time for the mighty Beethoven Violin Concerto! Save the date: Sunday January 23rd, 2022, 7pm & SNOWDATE: Sunday January 30th, 2022, Location TBD. More details coming soon!

Spring Small Ensembles Concert

Save the Date! Saturday, April 2, 2022, 3pm – that’s the date for our Spring Small Ensemble Concert. This year we will be at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church. Which ensembles will perform?
* Brass Ensemble
* Brass Choir
* Flute Choir
* Percussion Ensemble
* Saxophone Ensemble
* Woodwind Choir
* Symphonic Woodwinds

Winter Large Ensemble Concerts

YOCJ will hold the Winter Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday January 23rd, 2022
at the Yvonne Theater, Rider University

The timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

7pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring David Kim, Violin Soloist

The Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim returns to YOCJ in 2022! Mr. Kim has performed the Glazunov Concerto, the Tchaikovsky Concerto, the Bruch Concerto, and now it’s time for the mighty Beethoven Violin Concerto! Save the date: Sunday January 23rd, 2022, 7pm.

COST:

$25 Adults
$20 Seniors & Students
YOCJ Students: FREE
Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE: Please email Mrs. Epps at executivedirector@yocj.org to reserve your ticket!

TICKET OPTIONS
*All tickets are valid for either or BOTH concerts!

1. Ticket Sales during Monday January 17 & Tuesday January 18 Rehearsals at Prince of Peace Church
(cash & checks accepted.)

2. Purchase tickets at the Sunday January 23 Concert at the Yvonne Theater, Rider University
(cash & checks accepted.)

3. Credit Card: Buy online via the secure PayPal link below. The link will ask for the quantity of the selected ticket type, once you are on the PayPal website. You will need to go through the process again to purchase any quantity of the other ticket type.


Select Ticket Type
Concert Time



CONCERT COVID PROTOCOL:

*Everyone must wear masks inside the venue.
*Thank you YOCJ families, for filling out the COVID forms in September – you are all set.
*All non-YOCJ audience members MUST fill a short, special COVID form, in order to attend the concert.
*Please click HERE to complete the survey. It only takes a few seconds! Thank you!
*Please share this upcoming link with any friends, teachers, and people who are not in your immediate household. We appreciate your understanding!
*Additionally, Rider University is asking that all non-vaccinated audience members bring a negative COVID test result that is within 72 hours of concert day. 

FYI:
1. Please click HERE to view & read the YOCJ COVID Waiver form.
2. Please click HERE to view & read the YOCJ COVID Protocols 2021-2022.

STUDENT CONCERT ATTIRE:

All-black attire for all students:

1A. Long-sleeved black blouse/dress shirt with black dress pants/long skirt (floor- or ankle-length).  Black ties optional.
OR

1B. Floor- or ankle-length black dress (with sleeves)
AND
2. Black dress shoes (closed-toe, no sandals) with long black dress socks/stockings

PARKING
Parking at Rider University is ample. There is a spacious, accessible parking lot behind the Fine Arts Building, which houses the Yvonne Theater. Click HERE for a Rider University Campus Map PDF.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Please give us advanced notice if there are any special accessibility requests that you might have. Click HERE to view our accessibility page on our website.

 

New Student Auditions

New Student Auditions

Monday January 31st is the date for our Spring 2022 New Student Auditions. A successful audition secures your spot on our roster! YOCJ intends to hold these auditions in-person instead of online. Students must register for an audition time. We will be accepting payment online as well. We look forward to meeting your young, talented musicians!

Click HERE for more information on auditions!

Winter Small Ensemble Concert

We are so excited about our 1st concert of the 2021-2022 season! Please read all the details below and let us know if you have any questions.

EVENT:

Winter Small Ensemble Concert

PERFORMERS:
Brass Choir
Brass Ensemble
Flute Choir
Percussion Ensemble
Saxophone Ensemble
Woodwind Choir

WHEN:

5pm Percussion Ensemble arrives
6pm Parents drop off ALL other students via the loop
**Parking: please scroll down for special parking procedures**
6:30pm Sanctuary opens
7pm Concert

WHERE:

Prince of Peace (POP) Lutheran Church – 177 Princeton Hightstown Road

COST:

$15 Adults
$10 Seniors & Students
YOCJ Students: FREE
Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE
*Students, please invite your music teachers and have them email Mrs. Epps at executivedirector@yocj.org for a POP Parking Placard!

COVID PROTOCOL:

*Everyone must wear masks inside the church.
*Thank you YOCJ families, for filling out the COVID forms in September – you are all set.
*All non-YOCJ audience members MUST fill a short, special COVID form, in order to attend the concert by clicking HERE.
*Please share this link with any friends, teachers, and people who are not in your immediate household. We appreciate your understanding!

STUDENT CONCERT ATTIRE:

All-black attire for all students:

1A. Long-sleeved black blouse/dress shirt with black dress pants/long skirt (floor- or ankle-length).  Black ties optional.
OR

1B. Floor- or ankle-length black dress (with sleeves)
AND
2. Black dress shoes (closed-toe, no sandals) with long black dress socks/stockings

***PARKING***
1. Due to limited parking lot spaces, YOCJ will provide continuous complimentary coach shuttle bus service from the West Windsor Community Park (near the Family Aquatic Center) to the Prince of Peace (POP) Church from 6pm to 10pm.

2. We ask that YOCJ Families drop off their students at the church via the loop, at the above report times, and then park at the West Windsor Community Park, by Family Aquatic Center.

3. The POP parking lot will only be used by drivers who are bringing patrons with special needs, patrons with disabilities, elderly patrons, YOCJ conductors, and public & private music teachers.

4. Please email Mrs. Epps ASAP at executivedirector@yocj.org for a POP Parking Placard if you will need to park at the church. 

5. We will have a POP Parking Attendant in the church parking lot, and a YOCJ Greeter at the West Windsor Community Park to assist anyone with questions on the day of the concert.

ACCESSIBILITY:

Please give us advanced notice if there are any special accessibility requests that you might have. Click HERE to view our accessibility page on our website.