Youth Orchestra of the Rockies

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YOR TAKING A BREAK

Dear YOR students, mentors, and friends,

We trust you are all having a good summer!

As you probably noticed, the YOR has been struggling with enrollment for the past couple of years. This problem is not unique to the YOR; most youth orchestras on the Front Range are struggling with low membership.

We engaged in a serious recruiting effort last fall and spring, contacting all high school band and orchestra directors in the northeastern portion of Colorado as well as private teachers, and even though the majority of teachers are supportive of YOR efforts, the effort failed to recruit a significant number of new students.

As a result, the YOR is taking a year off to evaluate the need for the type of youth orchestra the YOR has been. We are hopeful for the future, be it the YOR or another organization that supports young musicians in their efforts.

If you have questions please email us.

Best wishes!

Thomas Blomster and Nikki Tsuchiya

Email
yormusicdirector@gmail.com

YOR in performance:

Youth Orchestra of the Rockies: Spring Concert 2015 Grieg Peer Gynt Suite No. 1

Youth Orchestra of the Rockies: Spring Concert 2014 Part 1 of 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ys-d8tyUlQ

Youth Orchestra of the Rockies: Spring Concert 2014 Part 2 of 2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pP0PwhCvDg

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