OUR 2023-24 SEASON

APRIL 29TH 2024
Registration Deadline April 25th

To all the young musicians in our community: YOU ARE INVITED!

Join us for an afternoon and evening of symphonic music and hangout time with the teachers and directors of our community.

Come for rehearsal and stay for our pizza social after each orchestra rehearses!

Rehearsals at
Godspeak Church
320 Via Las Brisas
Newbury Park, CA 91320

Current CVYO musicians are welcome and encouraged to sign up and sit in on rehearsals with the orchestra they are considering advancing to next season.

1 – Check out our levels
  1. Youth Strings (3:45 to 4:30) – Most string players begin here. Students should easily be able to play a short work such as the Bach Minuet. Students with vibrato and third position will feel comfortable in the first violins. Average grade range: 1st-6th.

  2. Preparatory Orchestra (4:45 to 6:15) – Experienced string players in the intermediate levels will be comfortable here. Beginner-Intermediate wind, brass, and percussion players with some ensemble experience will begin here. Average grade range: 3rd-9th.

  3. Symphony Orchestra (6:30 to 8:00) – Very experienced string, wind, and brass players will begin here. Symphony studies concert-level (advanced) repertoire. Average age range: 6th-12th.

2 – Check out and download sheet music

For our open rehearsals, we will spend the most time on the friendliest piece for each level. Each guest will be paired with a CVYO player. Towards the end of rehearsal we will read through the other pieces on the program as well. Make sure to look at the music and listen to recordings.

Youth Strings – Beethoven “Adagio Cantabile”

Preparatory Orchestra – Grieg “In Autumn”

Symphony Orchestra – Brahms “Symphony no. 2 Finale”

You are welcome to look join us for any of our semester repertoire (just check out the All Orchestra Repertoire List file and see Semester 2).

Sheet Music Dropbox Folder and Recordings:

3 – Register for the event

Our event is free and open to anyone who wants to experience a day of great orchestral music. Whether you want to sit in with an ensemble that would be easy for you, or want to challenge yourself with a more advanced group, you are welcome to check out the program.

Sign up for the event with our short registration form:

4 – See you soon!

Students and parents are welcome to sit in and watch rehearsals for any other orchestra. Current CVYO students are also welcome to sit in with the next more advanced group to test their preparation ahead of auditions.

We recommend reading through the material so that you are familiar with it, but mostly be prepared for a great time. 

This is a relaxed, friendly event. If there are any passages that give you trouble, simply put down your instrument and enjoy the music!

Tell your friends and classmates, and see you soon!