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Celebrate 20 years of the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra with musical classics from our past! The orchestra and our pre-orchestra classes will play favorites, and a reception will follow for friends and families of the YYO. Be sure to support our children today!

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Celebrate 20 Years

Help the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra spring into the future! Join us for a celebration of our first 20 years on April 26th from 6:30 PM at Concourse Hall. The evening will include live music, dancing, silent and live auctions, and the Steve Somers Jazz Ensemble. Remember: It’s all for the children!

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What we do

The Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra provides students the opportunity to make music in an atmosphere of creation, motivation, cooperation, and friendship, while developing team-building and communication skills in a safe and supportive setting, and serves more than two hundred youth of diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic status by remaining tuition-free for students and families.

It’s all for the children

Most professional and amateur musicians will tell you that playing in their school orchestra or band was one of the highlights of their youth. Playing in a group dedicated to music creates an atmosphere of warmth, of structure, of challenge, and of creativity. After all, an orchestra is much more than a group of players doing something together. Knowing that each person depends on every other person to do the right thing at the right time, and if they do, something much larger than themselves fills the room and creates magic.


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