Please Note: The VYOA has a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for all musicians.

All students 12 years of age and older must be fully vaccinated by January 1, 2022 and students ages 5-11 must be fully vaccinated by February 1, 2022. Unvaccinated students will need to submit a weekly negative PCR test taken within 96 hours of the Sunday rehearsal to participate. Due to the high number of COVID-19 infections from the Omicron variant, the VYOA is now accepting negative home rapid antigen tests taken the morning of rehearsal.

Da Capo offers intermediate woodwind & brass players an ensemble enrichment opportunity in a fun & encouraging environment. Sessions are 7 weeks long and meet in the fall and spring. During each session, musicians will prepare concert repertoire specific to winds and brass. Da Capo is intended for students in grades 6 – 9 who have at least 1 year of experience on their instrument. They should be able to play in keys with up to 2 sharps or 2 flats, and be comfortable reading rhythms that include sixteenth notes, eighth notes, quarter notes, half notes, whole notes and their equivalent rests, including dotted rhythms. No audition is required for participation, simply register using the link below.

General Information

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

Spring 2022 Rehearsal Schedule: February 20, March 6, 13, 20, 27, and April 3

Concert: SATURDAY, April 9 at TBD, Elley-Long Music Center 

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

Tuition: $150/session


Register here for Spring 2022 Da Capo

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