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.