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SAYO works closely with the Florida Orchestra Association, the St. Augustine Orchestra and other area musical institutions, music stores, public and private schools, home school families, the FPEA and private music instructors.

Our members come from St. Augustine and across St. Johns County including: Ponte Vedra, Nocatee and Julington Creek to the north, from World Golf Village and Hastings in the west, from DuPont Center, Crescent Beach south to Marineland.

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2017-2018 Audition and Rehearsal Calendar

Beginning Level Strings

For the 2017-2018 season we are excited to be adding a beginner's level class for all strings, to be taught by Barbara Day. 

Age Range students between the ages of 8 and 10.
Rehearsals
will begin September 6th5:00-6:00 at the SACSPA.
Required Materials: Please purchase prior to our first rehearsal

"New Directions For Strings", a Comprehensive String Method, BOOK #1 with supplemental ensemble music and CD's, by Erwin, Horvath, McCashin, & Mitchell. Published by The FJH Music Co., Inc.

Individual books are available for your instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass) and are available on line through Walmart and Amazon.

Email Barbara at fiddlechick.day15@gmail.com to enroll

 

Intermediate/ Advanced Orchestra Auditions

Age Range students between the ages of 11 and 18. There will be a Parents' Meeting immedicatly following Auditions.
Rehearsals will from 4:00-6:00 on Wednesdays, starting September 6th, at SACSPA.
Auditions will be held Wednesday, August 30th, between 4:00 - 6:00 at SACSPA Students will need to be prepared to play two scales (up to three sharps/flats) to play 20 measures of a prepared piece, and to sight-read a short piece that our director will select.

Email our Artistic Directorat Maestro@staugyouthorch.org

 

New Rehearsal Venue

Rehearsals are now at the St. Augustine Community School for the Performing Arts (SACSPA), 3149 N. Ponce De Leon Blvd., Ste 19, St. Augustine FL 32084

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St Augustine Youth Orchestra

AUDITIONS ANNOUNCED
August 30 from 4:00 - 6:00 pm

Email our Artistic Director

...and reserve your place. Tell us about yourself, your instrument and how long you've played!

Students will need to be prepared to

  • play two scales (up to three sharps/flats)
  • play 20 measures of a prepared piece, and
  • sight-read a short piece that our director will select.

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
maestro@staugyouthorch.org

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

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