Youth Orchestra of Bucks County seeks young musicians for upcoming season

Young musicians in and around Bucks County take note! The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County is now accepting applications for its 2015-16 season. Auditions for one of the eight large ensembles and 10 chamber groups will take place on May 16th–17th, at Bucks County Community College. YOBC is seeking musicians in grades 3–12 who play strings, winds, or percussion, at all levels. This dynamic community consists of 250 young musicians from over 20 school districts in four counties.

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Free Community Pops Concert with YOBC

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County will present a free community concert on Saturday, May 2nd, 3:00pm, at Delaware Valley College, Life Sciences Building Auditorium, 700 E. Butler Avenue, Doylestown. The concert will feature YOBC’s top-tier Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra. YOBC musicians will be joined by alumni and other local musicians affiliated with the organization. The weekend event also includes a Friday evening dinner and rehearsal for musicians and alumni and a Board reception prior to the event for invited guests.

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Spring Concerts on Tap for Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

The chirping robins and wrens are not the only music that signals the return of spring. The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County presents its annual Spring Concert series on April 18–19, 2015 at Maple Point Middle School in Langhorne. The series includes a Junior Division concert at 2:00 pm and the Advanced Division Wind Ensemble and Philharmonia at 8:00 on Saturday, April 18. The spring festival concludes with YOBC’s top-tier Fanfare Winds and Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, April 19 at 4:00 pm. Tickets to all concerts are available at the door and Maple Point offers ample free parking.

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YOBC Offers a Free Composition Workshop to High School and Middle School Students

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County will offer two composition workshops on Sunday, February 21, 2015 at Bucks County Community College, Newtown. The sessions will be available to YOBC students as well as guests from the community. The workshops are free and open to students in high school or middle school.

All interested students must register on the YOBC website. Space is limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

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YOBC Wind Symphony Play-In: Community Guests Invited to Open Rehearsal

Have you ever wondered what it is like to be in the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County? Do you like to challenge yourself musically? If so, then mark your calendar for YOBC’s Wind Symphony Play-In on Sunday, February 15 at Bucks County Community College, Newtown.

YOBC’s Play-In is for young musicians in grades 5–8 who play brass, wind, or percussion instruments. Community guests will join the 35-member Intermediate Division Wind Symphony for an afternoon of music, friends, and fun. This event is free of charge, however guests must register on the YOBC website. Music will be sent out around February 1 to give students a chance to practice it. We do not expect it to be perfect, but it should be prepared. Music will be distributed by email to registered students. Space is limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. The open rehearsal is from 5:00–6:30 pm at Bucks County Community College, Newtown.

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