Junior Orchestra

Welcome to the 89th Season of ESYO! Junior Orchestra (JO) is the perfect training ground for development of advanced skills and ensemble experience. The age range for JO is generally from 6th-10th grade. Students often remain in JO for more than one year as they enjoy challenging music, and prepare to move up to Youth Symphony.

JO rehearsals are held Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm. The location for the 2022-23 season is North Eugene High School, 200 Silver Lane, in the band room. Be sure to check the google calendar below for rehearsal and concert updates.

All absences and tardies must be reported by a parent or guardian by texting or emailing your registrar, Lynn Kane: 541-729-3865, joregistrar@esyorchestras.org. Please do not call the office or the message may not get through to the registrar. Students are expected to arrive 10-15 minutes early so they are ready to begin at 6:30 sharp. One week notice is required for absences. 

** Congratulations on your December 2022 Winter Concert! **
Click here to read about and watch the performance

Junior Orchestra Spring 2022 Concert below:




Christopher Noel is glad to welcome you as part of this fine orchestra. A violinist and ESYO alumni, he is an enthusiastic and passionate conductor and musician, dedicated to teaching and sharing his expertise and experience with his students. As an alumni of ESYO who became a professional violinist and conductor, he brings a special understanding of the value of youth music education. He has designed a program of rehearsals and performances that will challenge students and showcase their accomplishments.

The tuition for Junior Orchestra is $475 for the full season, Sept-May. The registration form will include several payment plan options. Scholarships for program fees, private lessons and/or instrument rentals are available to any family that qualifies for the federal free & reduced meal program. Application included in the registration. For more information, please call 541-484-0473 or write to office@esyorchestras.org.

We continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in Lane County closely. Currently, our policy is optional masking, and those who are particularly vulnerable are encouraged to wear a mask. If you have symptoms of illness of any kind, please stay home so that we can maintain the safest and healthiest rehearsals possible. Safety remains our top priority, and we will continue to follow the state and local guidelines as they are updated. 

ESYO is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and to providing a welcoming, safe community for young musicians of all backgrounds, cultures, identities, and abilities. Students will join other youth musicians from throughout the area to learn, grow, lead and PLAY!