Winter Parent Meeting

All YOCJ Parents, new and returning, are welcomed to join us for a brief Parents Meeting on Tuesday December 6. There are two options: 6pm to 6:30pm OR 7pm to 7:30pm. Both meetings are identical. These meetings will be held in the Upper Dining Hall of WWPHSN.

Topics include:
*Upcoming concerts and details
*Poinsettias Fundraiser delivery
*June 2023 Domestic Tour information
*Merchandise clearance sales
and more!

Choose YOCJ as your Poinsettia supplier for the 2022 Holidays!

New Student Auditions

Tuesday June 6th is the next date for our New Student Auditions. A successful audition secures your spot on our roster! Students must register for an audition time online. We will be accepting payment online as well. We look forward to meeting your young, talented musicians!

Click HERE for more information on auditions!

Spring Large Ensemble Concerts

YOCJ will hold the Spring Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday May 21, 2023
Location: TBD

The timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

7pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring Senior Concerto Competition Winners

Stay tuned for more details and information!

Spring Small Ensemble Concert

We are so excited about our Spring Small Ensemble concert! Please read all the available details below and let us know if you have any questions. More information is coming soon!

EVENT:
Spring Small Ensemble Concert

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

WHEN:
Sunday April 23, 3pm Concert

WHERE:
Community Middle School, 95 Grovers Mill Road Plainsboro NJ 08536

Billy Hunter Brass Masterclass

YOCJ is pleased to announce that our soloist for the 2022-2023 Season will be Trumpet player Billy Hunter. Mr. Hunter is currently Principal Trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. He will be performing the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Symphonic Orchestra, with conductor Kenneth Bean at our Winter Large Ensemble concert in January. Mr. Hunter will also be our Brass clinician at our Spring Brass Masterclass on Monday March 13th at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North. More concert details will be available soon, as well as information on how YOCJ students can audition to perform in the Masterclass. Stay tuned!

Masterclasses: Strings, Woodwinds, Saxophone, & Percussion

We are pleased to hold Spring Masterclasses for the following instrumental families on Tuesday March 7th! Check back with us, as we put the finishing details on this much anticipated annual event!

STRINGS with clinician, William Harvey, Violinist and PSO soloist for the Saturday March 11 PSO Concert, which will be YOCJ’s Annual Field Trip.

WOODWINDS – Clinician TBA

SAXOPHONE – Clinician TBA

PERCUSSION – Clinician TBA

 

New Student Auditions

Tuesday January 31st is the next date for our New Student Auditions. A successful audition secures your spot on our roster! Students must register for an audition time online. 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 Large Ensemble Concerts

YOCJ will hold the Winter Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday January 15, 2023
at Kendall Hall, TCNJ

Snow date: Sunday January 29, 2023

The timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

8pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring Billy Hunter, Trumpet Soloist

YOCJ is pleased to announce that our soloist for the 2022-2023 Season will be Trumpet player Billy Hunter. Mr. Hunter is currently Principal Trumpet with the Metropolitan Opera in New York and Assistant Principal Trumpet with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra in Chicago. He will be performing the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Symphonic Orchestra, with conductor Kenneth Bean at our Winter Large Ensemble concert in January. Mr. Hunter will also be our Brass clinician at our Spring Brass Masterclass in March. More concert details will be available soon, as well as information on how YOCJ students can audition to perform in the Masterclass. Stay tuned!

Save the Date: Sunday January 15th Panera Fundraiser at TCNJ

Not only is Sunday January 15th the 3pm and 8pm Winter Large Ensemble Concerts at Kendall Hall, TCNJ, but YOCJ will also be holding a Panera Bread Fundraiser right there on campus! Support our restaurant fundraiser between meals and enjoy a fabulous day of music making as well! Stay tuned for more information and the flyer!

Winter Small Ensemble Concert

We are so excited about our 1st concert of the 2022-2023 season! Please read all the available details below and let us know if you have any questions. More information is coming soon!

EVENT:
Winter Small Ensemble Concert

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

WHEN:
7:30pm Concert

WHERE:
Community Middle School, 95 Grovers Mill Road Plainsboro NJ 08536

Fall 2022 Registration Night

REGISTRATION NIGHT
This night features:
•Tuition Payment (see fees below) via check payable to YOCJ
•Parent Volunteer Buyout Option
•Orientation Meeting
•Meet your conductor
•Music Folder distribution at the conclusion
•Discounted Merchandise sale – cash or checks only accepted
(Hoodies $25, String Bags $10, Instrument Case Tags $5)
WHEN
Tuesday September 27
7:00pm – Early Registration payments
7:30pm – Orientation Meeting for EVERYONE
8:00pm – Registration payments resume / Folder Distribution
Music Folders will ONLY be distributed AFTER the Orientation Meeting, to families who have submitted payment.
WHERE
West Windsor Plainsboro High School North: Upper Dining Hall
90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro NJ 08536
Please enter through the main entrance, go straight down the long hall, following the signs to the Upper Dining Hall, which will be on your right.
TUITION
*Checks or Money Orders accepted, payable to YOCJ
*Write student(s) name in Memo Line
*No credit card options are available for tuition payment
*One check for 2 or more siblings is fine
*Please bring a separate check for the volunteer Buyout option (if applicable)
 
$275 Saxophone Ensemble ONLY
$475 Saxophone Choir & Flute Choir
$700 for all other groups:
•String Preparatory Orchestra
•Pro Arte Orchestra
•Symphonic Orchestra (and small ensembles)
•Wind Symphony (and small ensembles)
•Percussion Ensemble (and large ensembles)
•Saxophone Ensemble AND Wind Symphony
If you have an insurmountable conflict with the Registration Night timings, please contact Mrs. Epps ASAP at executivedirector@yocj.org.
Please let us know if you have any questions ahead of time, so that Registration Night can go as smoothly as possible. Thanks!