SYO offers five different ensemble settings:
Full Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles, Handbell Choir, Jazz Ensemble, and Percussion Ensemble.
Full Orchestra includes; strings, woodwinds (including saxophones!), brass, and percussion.
Chamber Ensembles are smaller break-out groups such as a brass quintet or percussion ensemble. All Full Orchestra participants are placed in a Chamber Ensemble.
Handbell Choir is an optional ensemble where students from all music abilities and instrument backgrounds can learn and perform. No previous handbell experience required!
Jazz Ensemble is an optional ensemble for all instruments where students play standard jazz repertoire and learn how to improvise. No previous jazz experience required and all instruments welcome!
Percussion Ensemble is an optional ensemble for all! Students will play standard percussion ensemble repertoire using instruments from around the world.
"My school band is pretty good... but when I play with SYO I feel like I can really be a part of making music come alive. It is incredibly awesome how, in just a couple of weeks, we can perform someone else's masterpiece and make it into a little masterpiece of our own. That is why I come back year after year."
-Rayna Onate, 4-year SYO Member