Winds and Brass Night

Join us for an evening of playing fun and accessible ensemble music in the Elley-Long Music Center. Open to winds and brass players grades 6-12, this event will be led by VYO’s music director Mark Alpizar. Come read music from Star Wars, anime, video games, and beyond! VYOA membership is not required to take part in this event. Invite your friends!

Winds and Brass Night General Information

Thursday, April 8, 2021. 6:30-8pm in the Elley-Long Music Center.

Registration for this event will be limited to 25 participants. This is a first-come-first-served opportunity, so register today!

COVID 19: This event will take place on the large floor of the ELMC performance hall. All participants will play masked, socially distanced, and with provided bell covers if needed. Screening questions will be sent out in advance of the event and temperature checks, contact tracing, and one-way foot traffic will be enforced by our operations staff. For more information about the VYOA’s COVID-19 policies, visit our COVID-19 page.

Da Capo

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. Students should have 2 years experience on their instrument. No audition is required for participation, simply register using the link below.

Da Capo General Information

Conductor: Ed Owens
Manager: Art DeQuasie
Rehearsals: Sundays, 4:00 – 5:15pm 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.

Fall 2021 Schedule: Da Capo will rehearse on Sundays from 4:00 – 5:15pm

Concert at Elley-Long Music Center

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


Registration for Fall 2021 will be available soon.

Contact Art DeQuasie at for any questions or to request a Financial Aid application.