Da Capo offers intermediate woodwind & brass players an ensemble enrichment opportunity in a fun & encouraging environment. During each session, Da Capo participants will prepare concert repertoire for winds and brass. Each Spring session includes a symphonic orchestra piece performed with Vermont Youth Strings. Students should have 2 years experience on their instrument. No audition is required for participation, simply register using the link below.

General Information

Conductor: Ed Owens
Manager: Art DeQuasie
Rehearsals: Sundays, 4:00-5:15 pm at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College

Da Capo is intended for students in grades 6 – 9 who have 2 years experience on their instrument. They should be able to play in keys with up to 2 sharps (G major and D major) or 2 flats (F major and Bb major), and be comfortable reading rhythms that include sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and their equivalent rests, including dotted rhythms.

Tuition: $150.00 (financial aid is available)

Fall 2019: Sept 22 and 29, Oct 6, 20 and 27, Nov 3
Fall 2019 Concert: Saturday, Nov 9 at 2:00 pm

Spring 2020: Feb 2 & 9, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5
Spring 2020 Concert: Saturday, April 11 at 2:00 pm

Attendance: One absence is allowed during each Da Capo session.


Spring 2020 Da Capo Registration

Contact Art DeQuasie at art@vyo.org for any questions or to request a Financial Aid application.