Rockland Youth Orchestra Starts Season Five

Rockland Youth Orchestra!!Rockland Youth Orchestra (RYO) will be having its fifth season from March 9 through June 1 of this year featuring rehearsals on Wednesday evenings from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The rehearsals will take place at Highview Elementary School on 24 Highview Avenue in Nanuet, New York (Zip Code 10954). Rockland Youth Orchestra will culminate season five in a public concert with a time, day, date, and location to be announced.

RYO is open to students who have performed solos for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA). Scores involving 26 out of 28 points on solo levels III and IV or scores of 95 out of 100 points on solo levels V and VI guarantee admission into the ensemble. Students who have not done solos for NYSSMA may become members of Rockland Youth Orchestra with the permission of its directors.

Literature to be rehearsed and performed by RYO during season five include works by Peter Warlock, Deborah Baker Monday, Bert Ligon, and Coldplay. Rockand Youth Orchestra is a 501 (c) (3) Non-Profit Organization as recognized by New York State, in addition to being a 509 (a) (2) Public Charity as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service.

Tuition for season five is $160. Sibling Discounts, Half Scholarships, and Full Scholarships are available for qualified applicants. Registration for RYO can be done on its web site. For more information, please contact Executive Director Alexander Marrero by phone at 845-270-5480, by e-mail at , or via the web at

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