2021-2022 Season rehearsals will occur in-person, in accordance with public health guidance and regulations imposed by local, state or federal authorities.
The Olathe Youth Symphony provides outstanding music education and performance opportunities to young musicians in 6th - 12th grade. Membership and placement are by audition only. Auditions are judged by music specialists to ensure correct placement according to the student's stage of development and musical experience.
To find out which ensemble best fits you, read about our groups below. Specific requirements plus detailed audition information, are found under each group below.
Whether you are new to OYS or a returning member, we look forward to a new season with you!
DIRECTORS: Randy Detrick & Greg Ferguson
The Symphony Orchestra is open to advanced-level string, woodwind, brass and percussion, typically between the ages of 14 and 18. Younger musicians who perform at an advanced level may also audition for this group but only with prior permission from the OYS Directors.
The Symphony rehearses weekly on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
DIRECTORS: Rachele Jones & Danny Kaul
The Philharmonic Orchestra is open to intermediate string, woodwind, brass, and percussion, typically between the ages of 11 and 14. Musicians seeking membership in this group for the first time are generally entering their 3rd year of school band or orchestra (7th grade) or have completed at least 2 years of private lessons.
The Philharmonic rehearses weekly on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Registration for the 2021-2022 OYS Concert Season is now closed.
**Audition results will be emailed Tuesday, June 8th.**
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