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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Youth Orchestra of Bucks County new member auditions are May 17th-18th

Attention all young musicians in Bucks County and surrounding areas! You will reach your highest level of musicianship by becoming a member of this amazing and fun musical family. The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) will hold auditions for its 2014-15 season on May 17th and 18th. Applications are welcomed for all instruments and all age levels, from grades three to 12.

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Philadelphia Orchestra Concertmaster David Kim to perform with YOBC

World-renowned violinist David Kim will be the featured guest artist at the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County’s (YOBC) spring concert, 4:00pm Sunday, April 6th at Maple Point Middle School, 2250 Langhorne-Yardley Road, Langhorne. Concertmaster of The Philadelphia Orchestra since 1999, Mr. Kim’s appearance with the youth orchestra is thanks in large part to an encounter last year with YOBC cellist Eric Cyphers.

Eric attended a spring 2013 solo performance by Mr. Kim at the Hilltown Baptist Church in Chalfont. After the performance, waiting in line for an autograph, Eric was struck by how friendly he seemed, and asked Mr. Kim if he would consider performing with YOBC. They exchanged e-mails and soon YOBC executive director, Colleen Sweetsir, received a message from Mr. Kim proposing the special guest appearance and working out the details.

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