Frequently Asked Questions

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Orchestra Northern Arizona

Do I have to audition to be in the orchestra?

No. Musicians 14 years and older are invited to join. Please take a look at the music to see if you are comfortable playing at the orchestra's level. If you are unsure, you may sit in on a rehearsal before making a commitment. 

I haven't played my instrument for a long time. Is it still all right for me to join?

Absolutely. Many of our musicians had a long hiatus from their instrument before joining ONA. 

I've never played in a full orchestra. Is it still all right for me to join?

Yes. All we require is the desire to learn and play symphonic music.  

As a violinist, can I choose which section I would like to play in?

Yes, you may choose to play in whichever section you are most comfortable.

 

I play the harp/piano/banjo.  Is there room for me in the orchestra?  

If your instrument is used in traditional orchestra music, we would like to know about your ability and interest.  There may a part for you in one of our programs.

 

How many concerts are there?

ONA performs four times per season, usually in Ocotber, December, February and April.  

 

Is there a fee to participate?

The membership fee for ONA is $100 per year.  This may be broken into two equal payments.  If paying within the first three weeks of the season, the yearly fee is $90. Much of the ONA budget is funded through grants, donations, and program ads, which allows us to keep our membership fees low and affordable. We want everyone who want to play to be able to play. If you are in need of scholarship, please contact us.

 

When will rehearsals start and where will they take place?

Rehearsals will start August 26th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. p.m., in the Coconino High School band room, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.

Rehearsals for the youth orchestra run from 5:15 - 6:30 p.m., just prior to the ONA rehearsal.

Do I have to join at the beginning of the season?

No. You can join anytime during the course of the season. Contact us when you are ready to join. 

 

How do I sign up?

For ONA, you may simply Contact Us to let us know you are coming.   

 

If I am a middle or high school student, can I play in both ONA and YONA?

Yes. ONA and YONA are open to students 14 and older.

Youth Orchestra Northern Arizona

YONA is on a temporary hiatus. Check back for details beginning December 2019.

Do I have to audition to be in the youth orchestra?

No. If you are 19 years old or younger you are invited to join. Please take a look at the music to see if you are comfortable playing at the orchestra's level. If you are unsure, you may sit in on a rehearsal before making a commitment. 

 

As a violinist, can I choose which section I would like to play in?

Yes, you may choose to play in whichever section you are most comfortable.

 

 

I play the harp/piano/banjo.  Is there room for me in the youth orchestra?  

If your instrument is used in traditional orchestra music, we would like to know about your ability and interest.  There may a part for you in one of our programs.

 

 

Will there be concerts?

Yes!  There will be two formal concerts , one in November and one in April, and one joint concert with Orchestra Northern Arizona in the month of February. 

 

Is there a fee to participate?

The membership fee for YONA is $100 per year.  This may be broken into two equal payments.  If paying withing the first three weeks of the season, the yearly fee is $90. Much of the ONA budget is funded through grants, donations, and program ads, which allows us to keep our membership fees low and affordable.

 

When will rehearsals start and where will they take place?

Rehearsals will start August 20th, 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., in the Coconino High School band room, 2801 N. Izabel St., Flagstaff.  This time does not conflict with marching band rehearsals for either of the public high schools in Flagstaff.

Do I have to join at the beginning of the season?

No. You can join the at various times during the season.

How do I sign up?

For YONA, please sign up here. If you have any questions, please Contact Us.   

Can I play in both ONA and YONA?

Yes. ONA and YONA are open to students 14 and older.

 

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