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Spotlight – Youth Orchestra of Bucks County

The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County (YOBC) is excited for our upcoming season this September!

YOBC is currently accepting applications from students in Bucks County and the surrounding areas.

Students must be in grades 4 through 12 and participate in their school instrumental music program to be eligible.

All brass, woodwind, string, and percussion instruments are included in YOBC programs. Interested students are invited to submit a pre-recorded video audition.

Audition requirements and application information can be found at yobc.org.

The YOBC season includes weekly Sunday afternoon rehearsals in Newtown, as well as two concerts, masterclasses, workshops, and visits from renowned guest soloists. Based on level of mastery, students are placed in one of YOBC’s eight (8) core ensembles, which includes two full orchestras, three concert bands, and three string orchestras.

With these progressive ensembles there is a place for younger musicians who are new to ensemble playing, developing students who are refining their skills, and advanced players ready for a challenging and rewarding experience.

All YOBC ensembles receive instruction from some of the top conductors and educators in the area.

In addition to weekly Sunday rehearsals, YOBC offers students opportunities for peer mentoring and leadership, chamber ensembles, performance opportunities, and professionally run masterclasses with Philadelphia Orchestra musicians.

Advanced YOBC musicians and their families can join our international performance tours, scheduled every other summer.

This year YOBC musicians in our advanced ensembles will be eligible to join our summer 2022 Tour to Tuscany & The Italian Lakes!

We hope you consider joining us this year!

For information on YOBC, its programs, and audition requests and requirements, visit yobc.org. Tuition assistance is available for students with demonstrated financial need.

PHOTO CAP: YOBC students perform during the Spring 2021 outdoor concert

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