The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County Proudly Announces
Exciting Program Changes for Our 2013-2014 Season!

Twenty-two years ago the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County was launched to create opportunities for young musicians to grow musically by rehearsing and performing with other dedicated student musicians. Over the years, YOBC has grown from a single group to include an array of ensembles organized within a comprehensive curriculum designed to guide the growth of young musicians as they progress from beginning to advanced stages of their musical development. Click the links on the left to learn more about our ensembles.

Next season, YOBC will take another exciting step in expanding the ensemble program. With our focus on offering ensembles that build musical skills step-by-step and creating learning environments with high potential for educational impact, we have made changes to some of our existing ensembles and added a new, top-tier wind ensemble.

A diagram at the bottom of the page presents an overview of YOBC's progressive offerings.

 

Changes for 2013-14:

NEW ENSEMBLE: Fanfare Winds NEW TOP-TIER ENSEMBLE!

- YOBC’s new top Advance Division wind ensemble for select students

-Steve Sweetsir, conductor

-Rehearses 1:00-2:30 pm

-Members will include all 2012-2013 Wind Ensemble students and qualified new students

 

Philharmonia TO BE EXPANDED TO A FULL SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA!

-Philharmonia will now include a full complement of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments!

-YOBC’s 2nd-tier full orchestra to give students symphonic experience before moving into Symphony Orchestra

-Moved to YOBC’s Advanced Division

-Steve Sweetsir, conductor, full rehearsal 2:45-4:00 pm

Robert Loughran, string sectional conductor, sectional rehearsal 1:30-2:30 pm

-Members will include all string students who qualify for Philharmonia and selected wind/brass/percussion students from Fanfare Winds/Wind Ensemble

 

Wind Ensemble NEW CONDUCTOR!

-Karl Krelove, conductor

-Rehearses 1:00-2:30 pm

-Advance Division Wind Ensemble

-Members will include YOBC Wind Symphony students promoted to the Advance Division and qualified new students

 

Percussion Ensemble NOW FOR WIND SYMPHONY PERCUSSIONIST ONLY

-Intermediate Division ensemble

-Will include ‘Percussion Fundamentals’ classes

-Joey D, conductor

-Rehearses 3:30-4:45 pm

-Required for all Wind Symphony percussionists


DIAGRAM (TO COME)