Web site: http://www.ypsiyouthorch.com/

To provide an opportunity for middle school and high school students in Washtenaw County and neighboring counties to participate in the very rich experience that only a full orchestra can bring, the Ypsilanti Youth Orchestra was established in 1999, with Mr. William R. Hayes as conductor.

Rehearsals are held every Saturday morning during the academic year, from 9:30 to 11:30 am, in the Band Room of the West Middle School in Ypsilanti, and the public is invited without charge to all YYO concerts and rehearsals.

Applicants are invited to participate free of charge from Ypsilanti, Willow Run, Lincoln Consolidated Schools, and other area public schools, as well as home-schooled and private school students in the area. (Students in the Ann Arbor Public Schools should not apply, given the excellent orchestra opportunities available in those schools.)

Support in kind is being provided by four sponsoring organizations: The Ypsilanti Public Schools; the Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra; Manchester McNeff, Ypsilanti attorneys; and Elser and Briggs, an Ann Arbor accounting firm, and supporting grants have been provided by the Pfizer Community Outreach Program and the Rislov Foundation.

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