Calling All VYOA Alumni!

Calling all VYOA Alumni!

The VYOA’s 50th Anniversary season is off to a great start and will culminate in our gala anniversary concert at 3pm on May 4, 2014 at the Flynn Theater in Burlington, VT.  We are thrilled to invite our alumni to join the weekend celebration in several ways:

1. Share your memories of your VYOA experience with us and help us build better resources for our alumni by participating in our alumni survey.
2. Make plans to join us for the 50th Anniversary Weekend events , including the Friday, May 2nd commemoration and recreation of the VYO’s first concert at Hunt Middle School, a Saturday, May 3rd barbecue at Elley-Long Music Center, and the Sunday afternoon concert at the Flynn.
3. Participate in the VYO Alumni Orchestra in a performance of Jean Sibelius’ Finlandia led by 1995-2009 VYOA Music Director Troy Peters at the Sunday May 4th concert (rehearsal on the afternoon of Saturday May 3rd).
4. Sing in the chorus for the VYO’s first-ever performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at the Sunday concert.

Please fill out our alumni survey to share your VYOA memories and life events and indicate your interest in playing in the alumni orchestra and/or singing in the chorus. We will use the information gathered in this questionnaire to help us make decisions in forming the alumni orchestra and planning other activities. We aim to communicate alumni orchestra and choral participant information by the end of the year. Even if you know you will not be able to be physically present at the Anniversary Weekend activities, we’d like to acknowledge your part in the VYOA’s story.

We would love to hear from you!





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The Vermont Youth Orchestra Association celebrates 50 years!!

There is something about the VYOA that brought you to our website, and we’re glad you’re here!

What do you love about the VYOA?  Do you have fond memories as a former VYOA student? Are you a parent of a current or former VYOA student?  Maybe you’ve been to a performance and experienced the joy of music played by exceptionally gifted young people from across the state.

Whatever it is that you love about the VYOA, it’s made possible by generous support from individuals like you who understand the value and know the joy of music.

Please consider making a gift today to help the VYOA offer another 50 years of music education and performance guided by a clear mission:

“To develop young people as artists, citizens, and leaders
through the shared pursuit of musical excellence.”

Right now, everyone who makes a gift of $100 or more receives a 50th anniversary mug!  Never donated to the VYOA?  All first-time donors who give $50 or more also receive a mug.  Act now to be sure you get yours!

Want to help us use your donation to its fullest potential?  Add $5.00 to your gift to cover the shipping costs.  Either way, we’re glad to send it to you, and we are so grateful for your support!  Thanks for celebrating this amazing milestone with the VYOA: Music for youth. Music for life!