Ashburn Youth Symphonic Orchestras (AYSO), an educational and performance program, is open to young musicians ages of 8 and 19. Its mission is to combine and strengthen the abilities of orchestra and band students and offer them an opportunity to create beautiful music in a new setting: a symphony orchestra!

Registration for the program is always open, as long as there are open seats in the orchestras, but students will have to do a placement audition to be assigned to a specific level orchestra. Students may re-audition after each concert session to be considered for a new level orchestra.

AYSO is actively recruiting brass, woodwinds, string and percussion players. LCPS middle school and high school students must provide proof of participation in their school music program in order to enroll. Participating students must provide their own instruments (with the exception of double bass and percussion).

Through our mentorship program, the most advanced and experienced instrumentalists are also available to mentor beginner and intermediate students. Information about mentors will be provided to all registered musicians. High school juniors and seniors may apply to be mentors. If qualified, a full scholarship to the program will be offered.

The 2014-2015 season, consists of 3 concert sessions. Students may register per concert session and are encouraged to participate in all three. Tuition per concert session is $95. Tuition is non-refundable after the second week of the session, and cannot be prorated for late registration. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

Auditions for the first concert session were held on October 6th, starting at 4:30pm, at Belmont Ridge Middle School. Late placement auditions may be arranged by appointment, depending on the needs of the orchestra. Register Here


Concert Session I Rehearsals: 10/20, 10/27, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15. Concert date: 12/20 2pm at Belmont Ridge Middle School

Concert Session II Rehearsals: 1/5, 1/12, 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16. Tentative concert date: 3/23

Concert Session III Rehearsals: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8. Tentative concert date: 6/15


Schedules
Mondays 5:00-6:00pm Prelude Symphony (Beginner)
Mondays 6:00-7:30pm Intermezzo Symphony (Intermediate)
Mondays 7:30-9:00pm Finale Symphony (Advanced)