Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestras

Our OSYO String Orchestra rehearses from 4-5:30PM on Mondays when school is in session.

The OSYO Full Orchestra rehearses 6-8:30PM on the same calendar. During September and October, wind and percussion players will report at 7PM to allow for Marching Band schedules. Strings will rehearse 6-8:30PM.

Annual tuition for the String Orchestra is $150. Tuition for the Full Orchestra is $225. Need-based scholarships are available. Forms for scholarships will need to be submitted no later than mid-September for each year in the youth orchestras.

Communication with parents regarding our planning is extremely important. Parents meet from 5:35-5:55 the first Monday in each month.  Please look for the asterisk on the calendar for dates. An email reminder will be sent the week prior from Mr. Olson. Attendance at every rehearsal is expected. Unexcused absences will affect membership in the OSYO. However, your school ensembles always take precedence in attendance.  Communication is extremely important to ensure a quality experience for every member of the orchestras. OSYO members can text Mr. Stites with questions and to communicate on issues such as attendance. Mr. Stites is not available for phone calls during the day, please use text or email only for OSYO questions and attendance matters.

Email Mr. Stites with any questions regarding the OSYO: tom_stites@hotmail.com  Text only: 270-925-0364

Email Mr. Wiggins with any questions regarding the String Orchestra: Wade.Wiggins@owensboro.kyschools.us

Email Mr. Olson with any questions regarding tuition and policies: GregOlson@theoso.com