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NOYO offers five large ensembles—the Philharmonia Orchestra, Sinfonietta Strings, Wind Symphony, Amati Strings, and Symphonic Band—during the concert season.

Summer Winds

Summer Winds

In Summer Winds, Lorain county’s only wind and percussion camp, instrumentalists of an intermediate level (grades 5-9) will join professional musicians and educators for a week of fun and specialized instruction that will inspire and motivate. Camp enrollment is closed. Please...

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Summer Symphony

Summer Symphony

Whether you are looking for one last blast of summer fun or a kick start to the new school year, NOYO’s Summer Symphony has a place for you! Come join the fun and the challenge as you sharpen your playing...

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Sinfonietta Strings

Sinfonietta Strings

The Sinfonietta Strings, directed by Mrs. Peggie Willett, is an intermediate strings-only orchestra. In Sinfonietta Strings, musicians refine their technical skills and cultivate the sensitive listening and expressive capabilities that will serve them throughout their lives. NOYO accepts Sinfonietta auditions...

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Amati Strings

Amati Strings

The Amati Strings, directed by Ms. Katie Andrzejewski, is an ensemble for string musicians with at least one year of playing experience. Amati musicians refine technical fundamentals, develop leadership skills, and strengthen their ensemble musicianship. NOYO accepts Amati Strings auditions...

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Philharmonia Orchestra

Philharmonia Orchestra

Directed by Dr. Antoine T. Clark, the Philharmonia Orchestra is a full symphonic orchestra, NOYO’s most advanced traditional ensemble. This orchestra performs standard repertoire and one world premiere by NOYO’s composer-in-residence each season. NOYO accepts Philharmonia Orchestra auditions on all...

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Wind Symphony

Wind Symphony

The Wind Symphony, directed by Mrs. Rachel Boettler, is an intermediate concert band, the only one of its kind in Lorain County. It affords woodwind, brass, and percussion players the opportunity to play exciting literature in a dynamic instructional context....

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Symphonic Band

Symphonic Band

The Symphonic Band is an advanced wind ensemble under the direction of Mr. Brett Benzin. Symphonic Band musicians play high-level band repertoire with an emphasis on energy and dynamism. NOYO accepts Symphonic Band auditions on woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments.

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Vanguard Jazz Combo

Vanguard Jazz Combo

This jazz ensemble is directed by Mr. Nathan Holaway. Participants will develop practical and theoretical jazz skills and rehearse and perform jazz repertoire from the 20th and 21st centuries. The Vanguard Jazz Combo is open to high-school students only.

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