Panera Fundraiser

Save the date for a Panera Fundraiser as follows:

Tuesday November 14
4pm to 8pm
Panera Bread
15 Schalks Crossing Road
Plainsboro NJ 08536

Be sure to mention the code FUND4U so YOCJ can earn 25% of the sales!

Austria Tour 2024 Parent Meeting

Austria Tour 2024 – Parent Meeting Oct. 10

YOCJ families ~ Parents are invited to attend our first Tour meeting on Tuesday October 10 at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North, Upper Dining Hall. For your convenience we will hold 2 identical meetings: 6pm to 6:30pm and 7pm to 7:30pm. We are delighted to host the owners of Firebird Fine Arts Tours, Kathie & Philip Schmoll, who have traveled all the way from Dresden, Germany! Here are some handy links:
Austria Tour webpage
Austria Tour Highlights PPT 

New Student Auditions

Tuesday June 4, 2024 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 2024 Spring Large Ensemble Concert

YOCJ will hold the Spring Large Ensemble Concerts on Saturday May 11, 2024
Location: West Windsor Plainsboro High School North
90 Grovers Mill Road Plainsboro NJ 08536

The timings are as follows:

3pm Concert
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

7:30pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring the Senior Concerto Competition Winner:
Sanjay Kaushik performs the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto

TICKET PRICES

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors & Students
YOCJ Students: FREE
Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE:
Teachers: Please email Mrs. Epps at executivedirector@yocj.org to reserve your comp tickets!


TICKET OPTIONS

*All tickets are valid for either or BOTH concerts!

1. Ticket Sales during Tuesday May 7 Rehearsals
(Cash, Checks, Zelle accepted)

2. Purchase tickets at the Sunday May 11 Concert at WWPHSN
(Cash, Checks, Zelle accepted)

 

Spring 2024 Small Ensemble Concert

We are so excited about our 1st Spring concert of 2024! Please read all the available details below and let us know if you have any questions.

EVENT:

Spring Small Ensemble Concert

PERFORMERS:

Flute Choir

Saxophone Ensemble

Woodwind Choir

Symphonic Woodwinds

Brass Choir & Brass Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

WHEN:

4:45pm Percussion Ensemble arrives & rehearses

5:15pm Parents drop off Brass, Symphonic Woodwinds, Woodwind Choir

5:45pm Parents drop off Flute Choir, Saxophones

6:45pm Theater opens

7:00pm Concert  

WHERE:

Community Middle School

95 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro NJ 08536
(across the street from WWPHSN)

COST:

$15 Adults

$10 Seniors & Students

Zelle (via executivedirector@yocj.org), Cash and checks accepted (no credit cards at this concert)

YOCJ Students: FREE

Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE

*Students, please invite your music teachers and have them email Mrs. Epps at 

executivedirector@yocj.org

ahead of time!

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

ACCESSIBILITY:

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

Please let us know if you have any questions!

Masterclass 2024: Dr. Paul Cohen, Saxophone

February 27 –  Dr. Paul Cohen, Saxophone

On Tuesday February 27, Dr. Paul Cohen, Saxophone professor from Rutgers University will present a Saxophone Masterclass for all members of the YOCJ Saxophone program from 7pm – 9pm in the WWPHSN Theater. Stay tuned for more details on both events!

Spring 2024 Semester Commences

YOCJ rehearsals for the Spring 2024 semester will commence on Tuesday January 30 at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North.

The planned rehearsal schedule is currently as follows:

5:00pm – 6:30pm String Preparatory Orchestra – Orchestra Room

6:00pm – 7:00pm Flute Choir – Room 104

6:45pm – 9:00pm Percussion Ensemble / Large Ensemble – Band Room

7:00pm – 9:00pm Wind Symphony | Breakdown as follows:
*Brass Ensemble: 7:00pm in Room 101, followed by full Wind Symphony in Band Room
*Woodwinds: 7:00pm in Room A101, followed by full Wind Symphony in Band Room

7:00pm – 9:00pm Pro Arte Orchestra – Choir Room (301)

7:00pm – 9:00pm Symphonic Orchestra – Orchestra Room | Breakdown as follows:
*Brass Choir: TBD asap, Room 101
*Symphonic Woodwinds: TBD asap, Room A102

New Student Auditions

Tuesday January 23, 2024 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 Concert 2024

YOCJ will hold the Winter Large Ensemble Concerts on Sunday January 14, 2024
at Kendall Hall, TCNJ

Snow date: Sunday January 21, 2024

The timings are as follows:

2:30pm Concert (no longer 3pm)
Wind Symphony
String Preparatory Orchestra
Pro Arte Orchestra

8pm Concert
Saxophone Choir
Symphonic Orchestra, featuring Ranaan Meyer, Double Bass Soloist

*Ticket Sales will commence on Tuesday January 2, 2024 and handled by TCNJ. Please click HERE to access ticket and concert information directly from the TCNJ Center for the Arts.

Multi Grammy winning, Emmy award winning, and Gold record Double Bassist Ranaan Meyer is most known as a founding member and performer with the string trio Time for Three, Founder and Artistic Director of Honeywell Arts Academy, and as a solo performing artist, composer and educator. He also is an alumnus of The Philadelphia Youth
Orchestra, Temple Prep, Manhattan School of Music, and the Curtis Institute of Music.
YOCJ is so pleased to announce that Ranaan Meyer will be joining the Symphonic Orchestra to perform his first concerto for double bass and orchestra entitled: ‘Concerto for My Family’ (2021) which is his homage to the people who lifted him up all along the way. Join us on Sunday January 14, 2024 at The College of New Jersey’s Kendall Hall for this performance! Mr. Meyer will also host a Performance / Improvisation Workshop for YOCJ on Tuesday February 27, 2024. 

Winter Small Ensemble Concert 2023

We are so excited about our 1st Winter concert of the 2023-2024 season! Please read all the available details below and let us know if you have any questions.

EVENT:

Winter Small Ensemble Concert

PERFORMERS:

Flute Choir

Saxophone Ensemble

Woodwind Choir

Brass Ensemble

Percussion Ensemble

WHEN:

4:30pm Percussion Ensemble arrives & rehearses

5:15pm Parents drop off ALL other students for rehearsal

6:30pm Theater opens

7:00pm Concert  

WHERE:

Community Middle School

95 Grovers Mill Road
Plainsboro NJ 08536

(across the street from WWPHSN)

*Please refer to the attachment for more information.*

COST:

$15 Adults

$10 Seniors & Students

Cash and checks accepted (no credit cards at this concert)

YOCJ Students: FREE

Public & Private Music Teachers: FREE

*Students, please invite your music teachers and have them email Mrs. Epps at 

executivedirector@yocj.org

ahead of time!

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

ACCESSIBILITY:

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

Please let us know if you have any questions!