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 Monday 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.

Explore percussion instruments and repertoire in a fun and exciting ensemble! VYO’s Percussion Ensemble is intended for students in grades 6–12 with at least one year of experience playing percussion instruments.

Please register no later than February 14.

General Information

Conductor: Nic Cannizzaro

Rehearsals: Mondays at Elley-Long Music Center at St. Michael’s College, 6:30–8:00pm

Tuition: $150 per semester

2022 Schedule

February 28
March 7, 14, 21, 28
April 4

Concert on Sunday, April 10 at 5:30 (Dress Rehearsal immediately prior to concert)


Register for the Spring 2022 season

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