Flagler Youth Orchestra's 15th Season of Strings Education

Flagler Youth Orchestra's 15th Season of Strings Education

From Friends of the Flagler Youth Orchestra

The Flagler Youth Orchestra is celebrating its fifteenth season. Funds raised cover instructor costs, our music library, educational materials, and instrument scholarships and maintenance.

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FYO Honorary Luthier

A donation of $25 makes you an Honorary FYO Lutheir because of your willingness to help "fix" a need.

$25

Music Sponsor

A $50 donation makes you an FYO Music Sponsor. This amount covers the cost of one new piece of music for our library.

$50

Honorary Orchestra Manager

A donation of $100 makes you an honorary orchestra manager. Your donation will be used to cover the cost of our instructional expenses, which total nearly $19,000 this year.

$100

FYO Principle Violinist

A donation of $225 makes you an FYO Principle Violinist. This amount covers the cost of a sturdy, student level violin for a member eligible for an instrument scholarship.

$225

FYO Principle Violist

A $300 donation makes you an FYO Principle Violist. This donation covers the cost of one sturdy, student level viola for a member eligible for an instrument scholarship.

$300

FYO Composer-in-Residence

A donation of $500 makes you an honorary Flagler Youth Orchestra Composer-in-Residence. Your donation will be used to cover the cost of our instructional expenses, which total nearly $19,000 this year.

$500

FYO Principle Cellist

A donation of $900 makes you an FYO principle cellist. This amount covers the cost of a new, student level cello outfit.

$900

FYO Honorary Conductor

A donation of $1000 makes you an honorary Flagler Youth Orchestra Conductor. Your donation will be used to cover the cost of our instructional expenses, which total nearly $19,000 this year.

$1,000

More Info

The Flagler Youth Orchestra was started in 2005 under the direction of Jonathan May and Cheryl Tristam as a free after-school strings program. The primary supporter of the program is the Flagler County School District. Over the years, this program has grown from a couple dozen students to a membership of more than 375 each year. 

The FYO is serving the unique needs of our community by providing fundamental instruction on violin, viola, cello and bass, orchestral performance opportunities at all skill levels, and instrument scholarships for those in need. All that before mentioning the inclusive, encouraging, and safe learning environment our staff and volunteers provide. 

To achieve this, we need to compensate our staff, purchase instruments to make available to students who need help (and repairs), purchase music for our library (including supplies to make those copies), and classroom materials. In addition to these basic necessities, we celebrate each of our three concert successes with beautifully  and professionally produced printed programs and a post-performance reception. The FYO rewards our graduating seniors with monetary scholarships at the end of the year.

Goals for the 2019-20 season:

$19,500 instructional costs

$3,000 new instrument scholarships

$1,000 new music

$2,000 senior scholarships

$700 office supplies (paper, toner, etc.)

$2000 instrument repairs (includes replacing bows, cases, chin rests, etc., in addition to luthier costs)

$400 Reception refreshments

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