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Tentative Events for the 2017-2018 Season

First SAYO Rehearsal

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
4:00 to 6:00 Intermediate/Advanced
5:00 to 6:00 Beginners
St. Augustine Community School of Performing Arts (SACSPA). See details here.

St. Augustine Community Orchestra Rehearsal

Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 from 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Holmes Middle School, St. Augustine

All SAYO players are encouraged to attend the rehearsal of the community's adult orchestra to get an understanding of the workings of a full orchestra.

Children's Arts Festival Performance (tentative)

Sunday, October 15 at 2:00 PM
St. Augustine Ampitheater

St. Augustine First Friday Art Walk Performance

Friday, November 3, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
The Art Studio, St. Augustine Beach Pier

Surf Illumination Performance

Friday, November 17, 2017 from 5:30 - 7:00 PM
St. Augustine Beach Pier

Winter Concert

Beginners and Intermediate/Advanced
Saturday, December 16.
Details to be determined

Past Events

2016-2017 SEASON


Romanza Festival

Thursday, May 11th, 4:00-5:30
Memorial Presbyterian Church
32 Sevilla Street, St. Augustine

St. Augustine’s thriving arts scene is blessed with excellent teachers and studios for the training of young musicians.  Romanza Festival is providing two opportunities for these young performers to play for an appreciative audience in a supportive venue, the Memorial Presbyterian Church Chapel.

SAYO April COncert

SAYO Spring Concert

Saturday, April 29th, 2:00- 3:30
Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US-1 (South), St. Augustine

The players of the St. Augustine Youth Orchestra had their spring concent on April 29 at the Memorial Lutheran Church. Pieces performed included: Sonata in D Major (III):  Tartini; Petite Tango:  Kriechbaum; Ships of Ireland:  Newbold; When I'm Sixty-Four:  Lenon/McCartney.

First Friday

Friday, April 7th, 5:30- 7:00
The Art Studio
370 A1A Beach, Blvd A, St. Augustine Beach

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SAYO Holiday Concert
Memorial Lutheran Church
3375 US 1, St. Augustine


Surf Illumination
Augustine Beach Pier
November 18, 2016

Surf Illumination is our community holiday celebration that includes holiday music from the Murray Middle School Jazz Band, The St Augustine Youth Orchestra and The Island Duo. Snacks and refreshments will be available for purchase and you can do some holiday shopping with over a dozen vendors selling unique arts, crafts, jewelry and more. Mayor throwing the switch to light the holiday tree at dusk.

Children’s Arts Festival
St Augustine Amphitheater
September 25, 2016

The St. Augustine Youth Orchestra Ensemble performed several pieces, including Pizzicato Strings, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

St. Augustine Festival of Music
Plaza de la Constitución
Saturday, May 7, 2016 @ 1:00 PM

Performers from the St. Augustine Youth Orchestra performed at this Mother's Day Concert on the Gazebo Stage right in the heart of St. Augustine.

This is the second year SAYO has performed at the event. For more information on event go to

REHEARSALS | St. Augustine Community School for the Performing Arts
3149 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd, Ste 19, St. Augustine FL 32084
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PAYMENTS | Ms. Betesy McCoy, Treasurer
237 Villa Verda Road
St. Augustine, FL 32080

CONTACT | Stephen Marr: 618-960-6478

SALE of Band Instruments: Email or call Steve Marr (info above).

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