On this #GivingTuesday, give children the gift of music!
The actual cost of our programs is $381 per child, which is far more than the $125 per child we charge in tuition. Our goal for this fundraiser is to raise the actual program cost for 10 children.
Please support the Youth Symphony, and allow us to reach children who might otherwise never learn to play an instrument and make music.
You can donate any number of ways:
- Text to donate by sending GIVEKIDSMUSIC to 44321
- Donate at our Facebook fundraiser
- Donate via PayPal by sending your donation to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail a check to YSOECI, P.O. Box 1463, Muncie, IN 47308
- Click a Donate button at the top of this page or on the right side of this page
Thank you for your support!
YSOECI program: Suzuki
Favorite color: Blue
School: Home school
Siblings: He has one sister
Favorite part of class: Playing the violin
Favorite song: Row, Row, Row Your Boat
Interesting/fun fact: Likes playing Pac-Man
Please join us on Sunday, December 2, at 3:00 p.m. in Sursa Hall for our Fall Concert and Silent Auction. Performing will be our Suzuki-Based Class for 5- and 6-year-olds, Prelude Orchestra, Overture Strings, Intermezzo Orchestra, and Youth Symphony Orchestra.
One of the cherished traditions of YSOECI is our biannual silent auctions. In conjunction with each of our concerts in the fall and spring, we hold a silent auction. Items available range in price from just a few dollars to more than a hundred dollars. Here are some of this season’s items, which will be available for auction on December 2:
Cooking & Baking
Brownies by Elaine Janney
Challah by Shayna’s Challah
Banana bread by Shannon Powers
Composition lessons from Jody Nagel
Music Mind Games educational items
Violin lessons from Tiffany Arnold
Experiences & Entertainment
Escape Muncie passes
Indiana Medical History Museum passes
Indianapolis 500 Qualification Days tickets
Indianapolis Indians tickets
Muncie Children’s Museum family membership
Perfect North Slopes weekday lift tickets
Paoli Peaks lift tickets with rental
Gifts & Miscellaneous
Forever Baskets $25 gift certificate
Millbrook Tree Farm gift basket
Painting from Foister’s Flowers and Gifts
Pampered Chef items
Music & Theatre
BSU Nutcracker tickets
BSU Winnie the Pooh tickets
Drew Tretick “Cinema Classics” CD
Muncie Ballet Studio’s “The Children’s Nutcracker” tickets
Muncie Symphony Orchestra tickets
Richmond Symphony Orchestra tickets
Strings Fun and Easy viola book
Culver’s Free Custard for a Year
The Barking Cow gift basket and gift certificates
Chameleon Hair Salon $75 gift certificate
Kishel Photography package and accordion book set
Lotus Wellness Center $50 gift card
Toyota of Muncie gift cards
Wagglebottoms Kennels & Cattery gift basket
Sports & Fitness
Indianapolis Colts t-shirt, jersey, and other items
Indianapolis Colts Robert Mathis signed mini helmet (from Toyota of Muncie)
Our first day of rehearsals and classes will be Monday, August 27.
Rehearsal schedule will be:
3:20-4:00 Suzuki, Hargreaves 401
Director: Tiffany Arnold
4:10-5:05 Violin/Viola Prelude (Détaché), Hargreaves 401
Director: Emily McCroskey
5:10-6:05 Violin/Viola Prelude (Martellé), Hargreaves 401
Director: Megan Simmons
3:45-4:40 Cello & Bass Prelude, Hargreaves 405
Director: Ariya Marr
3:45-4:40, Hargreaves 117
Director: Matt Spieker
Assistant Director: Julie Stuckert
4:45-5:45, Hargreaves 117
Director: Matt Spieker
Assistant Director: Jessica Joyner
Youth Symphony Orchestra
6:00-8:00, Hargreaves 117
Director: Matt Spieker
Assistant Director: Ian Elmore
Auditions for the Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Intermezzo Orchestra will be held on Saturday, August 25, 2018, between 1:00 and 6:00 p.m. in Hargreaves Music Building, Room 117, on the Ball State University campus. All YSO students should audition, and only students new to Intermezzo should audition.
Students should prepare a scale and a solo, and may also be asked to play a short sight-reading selection. Please contact email@example.com to sign up for an audition time.
You can save $10 off our full-year tuition charge of $125 if you register and pay by August 1, 2018. Register for our Suzuki-Based Violin Class for 5- and 6-year-olds, Prelude Orchestra, Overture Strings, Intermezzo Orchestra, or Youth Symphony Orchestra. Contact Tiffany Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Payment of $115 may be sent via PayPal or postal mail to YSOECI, P.O. Box 1463, Muncie, IN 47308. Checks may be made payable to YSOECI. Note student’s name and “tuition” on the memo line.
And don’t forget that we offer string instrument rentals to any student participating in our programs. Violin, viola, cello, and bass are available for $50 for the school year (or $25 per semester), plus a $25 security deposit. Limited availability of smaller size instruments.
YSOECI program: Prelude
Favorite color: Green
Siblings: He has two sisters
Favorite part of YSOECI: Playing in the concerts
Favorite part of class: Playing the games
Interesting/fun fact: Likes dancing