Silver Creek Youth Orchestra is open to students, ages 5 to 22, who wish to play an orchestral instrument and become part of a youth orchestra.
Playing music in a youth orchestra offers a host of opportunities, from performing to meeting peers who are equally as passionate about music, to preparing for auditions. Youth orchestras create a community in which musically-minded students can thrive. Regardless of whether you go on to study music, chemistry, engineering or law, a youth symphony experience can be a positive guiding force in socialization and development.
Silver Creek Youth Orchestra is offering a Junior Symphony in the fall of 2019 offering ensembles for students of various ages and levels of playing.in progressive levels:
The Silver Creek Youth Orchestra Program (YOP) season offers regularly-scheduled rehearsals, sectionals coached by a seasoned conductor and youth orchestra musician and concerts in Georgetown, Ontario, Canada.
All standard orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, percussion). While some orchestral repertoire uses saxophone, standard orchestras do not have a permanent saxophonist (though other opportunities exist in extracurricular wind ensembles where saxophones are needed).
Other things to consider include private lessons, which are often required to join a youth orchestra.
Being a member of a youth orchestra, as with any team or club, involves a significant time commitment. Consider that there are private lessons and rehearsals and if you are playing in your school band or orchestra, and participating in a youth orchestra, you may find that your practice time needs to be increased to keep up. Additionally, rehearsals may take place on weekends or evenings when all students are usually available. Missing even one rehearsal can have a major impact on the success of the orchestra.
While this may seem overwhelming, the experience can be viewed as preparation for University or College, where deadlines, finals, papers and practice all must go together in harmony. Students learn to develop important life skills such as teamwork, concentration, prioritization, practise and much more.
About the Orchestra
The youth orchestras performs standard orchestral repertoire, however, we may also run special programs such as jazz orchestra, chamber music or performing out into the community in small concerts.
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Silver Creek Youth Orchestra
89 Mountainview Rd. S., Georgetown, Ontario, L7G 4T9
(located inside St. Andrew's Church)
Silver Creek Youth Orchestra is a separate entity and not-for-profit organization