The 2012 spring semester at the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) was a busy one with a series of master classes for their string players, percussionists, and would-be jazz improvisers. Wind Symphony also opened its doors to about 20 guests for an April Fool’s Day open rehearsal where everyone got to play some new and different music.
The regular season culminated in a concert featuring Jason DePue of the Philadelphia Orchestra as a guest soloist with the YOBC Symphony Orchestra. But for 55 YOBC students and their families, the season did not end there.
On May 20th the tour ensemble rehearsed for a 10-day trip in July to northern Spain and southern France. The group is scheduled to perform at several international youth music festivals in the south of France as well as enjoying the historical and architectural sights and beaches.