Union Symphony Youth Orchestra http://www.usyo.org Entertain, Educate, Serve and Inspire Through Music Fri, 18 Jan 2019 18:56:49 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 50468410 Perfect Harmony Celebrating Ten Years!! http://www.usyo.org/perfect-harmony-celebrating-ten-years/ Fri, 04 Jan 2019 18:49:44 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=7293 On March 17, at 4 PM USYO, under the direction of Sabrina Howard, will take the stage to perform a specially commissioned work by Mekel Rogers, founding music director of USYO, in honor of their 10 year anniversary. This concert will take place at The Batte Center of Wingate University. We cannot believe it has been 10 years! It has been a pleasure and privilege to work with such talented students. We look forward to another decade of excellence.

At this concert we would like to remember all the wonderful seasons of performances. To honor our USYO alumni, we will provide free tickets to all alumni. Additionally a special photograph of alumni will be taken at the event.


Photo: Donna Tennis
Excellent Performance!!! http://www.usyo.org/excellent-performance/ Thu, 08 Nov 2018 20:22:59 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6963 Click to view slideshow.

Thank you to everyone who came out to the concert this past Sunday! Here are some captured moments of the performance. Be sure to be on the look out for the next upcoming event for USYO.


Concert Coming Soon!!! http://www.usyo.org/concert-coming-soon/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 20:28:09 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6944 USYO will be performing soon!!!

Concert will be at Marvin Ridge High School 4 PM November, 4 2018.

Be sure to go ahead and get your tickets now.

Tickets available at the door $18, $6 youth

Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles Performing This Weekend http://www.usyo.org/allegro-strings-and-dorian-fiddles-performing-this-weekend/ Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:56:30 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6913 Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles will perform tonight 6-7 PM at 201 N. Main Street, for Monroe Art Walk.

Photos from last year’s event:

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Gearing Up for Rehearsal http://www.usyo.org/gearing-up-for-rehearsal/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 18:10:15 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6827 Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will soon begin rehearsals for a second concert of the season to be performed Sunday, November 4, 2018. This concert is open to the public and all are welcome.

Note to members: please make sure you have met your membership requirements by our first rehearsal.  Members refer to the full rehearsal schedule.



We would like to offer congratulations to our USYO Members who completed coursework at the Cannon Music Camp at Appalachian State University.

“Cannon Music Camp offers the most comprehensive course of musical instruction in the Southeast, with intensive college preparatory work in performance and music theory. Campers participate in daily ensemble rehearsals and music theory classes in an atmosphere that elevates everyone’s musicianship.” —  cannon.appstate.edu

Photos: Frank Pixley

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USYO Colors of Summer http://www.usyo.org/usyo-colors-of-summer/ Thu, 21 Jun 2018 14:57:20 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6738 USYO & Prelude JSO members are busy this week at summer camp. In addition to participating in team building activities, the young musicians are preparing for a summer concert. They will perform Colors of Summer at The Batte Center, Wingate University on Thursday, June 21 at 6 PM. All are welcome. Free admission.

Thank you to the staff and friends at Wingate University.

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Camp photos

USYO Summer Concert http://www.usyo.org/usyo-summer-concert/ Thu, 14 Jun 2018 19:53:05 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6727 USYO & Prelude JSO will perform their summer concert, Colors of Summer on Thursday, June 21 at The Batte Center, Wingate University. Students will prepare for this concert during their overnight music camp which begins on Monday, June 18 at Wingate University.

USYO Music Camp & Concert http://www.usyo.org/usyo-music-camp-concert/ Thu, 07 Jun 2018 19:25:56 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6692 Music camp for the Union Symphony Youth Orchestra will be held at Wingate University from June 18–June 21. Students will prepare for the upcoming season by participating in rehearsals and community building activities. The camp concludes with a free concert on Thursday, June 21, 6 PM at Wingate University. All are invited.

Congratulations, New Members! http://www.usyo.org/congratulations-new-members-5/ Thu, 31 May 2018 19:30:13 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6672 Congratulations to our new and returning USYO & Prelude JSO members! We are looking forward to an exciting tenth season.

Music camp is scheduled for July 18–21 at Wingate University. Students will check in on Monday morning and will be dismissed following their concert on Thursday night. Read more…

Click here for more information about membership, fees, schedule and more.


USYO Auditions This Weekend http://www.usyo.org/usyo-auditions-this-weekend/ Fri, 18 May 2018 16:15:23 +0000 http://www.usyo.org/?p=6628 USYO and Prelude JSO auditions will be held on Saturday, May 19 (violins) and Sunday, May 20 (all other instruments) at Marvin Ridge High School. See audition requirements. It is not too late to submit your audition application. The audition fee of $15 is payable when you arrive for your audition. Please include your child’s name with the application fee. All fees are nonrefundable.

photo: Markus Kuncoro

2018-2019 Fee Schedule

USYO and Prelude students will attend music camp June 18–21 at Wingate University. Camp ends with a concert on Thursday, June 21 at 6 PM. Read more…

photo: Markus Kuncoro