Da Capo offers intermediate woodwind & brass players an ensemble enrichment opportunity in a fun & encouraging environment. During each session, musicians will prepare concert repertoire specific to winds and brass, culminating in a performance for friends and family in Elley-Long Music Center!

Da Capo is intended for students in grades 6–9 who have at least 1 year of experience on their instrument. Sessions are 7 weeks long and take place twice per year.

General Information

Conductor: Ed Owens
Manager: Art DeQuasie
Tuition: $160, financial aid is available
Rehearsals: Sundays, 12:30–1:45pm at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College

Fall 2024 Da Capo rehearsals are on the following Sundays:

September 15, 22, 29; October 6, 13, 27 (no rehearsal October 20)

Final Concert: Sunday, November 3 at 1:30pm (dress rehearsal at 12:30pm)

Skill expectations: Students should be able to play in keys with up to 2 sharps or 2 flats, and be comfortable reading rhythms that include sixteenth, eighth, quarter, half, and whole notes and their equivalent rests, including dotted rhythms. No audition is required for participation, simply register using the link below.


Please register no later than September 1, 2024Contact Art DeQuasie at art@vyo.org with any questions.

Financial Aid

The online financial aid application is coming soon!

The VYOA is committed to ensuring that no child is turned away from participating due to financial circumstances. Need-based financial aid is available to all qualifying families with a combined household income up to $120,000 who wish to apply. Your most recent tax documents and a $50 deposit will need to accompany your application. Additional questions can be emailed to art@vyo.org.