The Flagler Youth Orchestra is celebrating its eighteenth season. Funds raised cover instructor costs, our music library, educational materials, and instrument scholarships and maintenance.
All donations, big or small, help us to reach our goals.
A donation of $25 makes you an Honorary FYO Luthier because of your willingness to help "fix" a need.
A $50 donation makes you an FYO Music Sponsor. This amount covers the average cost of one new piece of music for our library.
A donation of $100 makes you an honorary orchestra manager. Your donation will be used to cover the cost of our instructional expenses, which exceeds $17,000 this year.
A $265 donation makes you an FYO Concertmaster. This donation covers the cost of one basic student level violin for a member eligible for an instrument scholarship.
A $320 donation makes you an FYO Principle Violist. This donation covers the cost of one basic, student level viola for a member eligible for an instrument scholarship.
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 exceed $17,000 this year.
A donation of $825 makes you an FYO principle cellist. This amount covers the cost of a new, basic student level cello outfit.
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 exceed $17,000 this year.
The Flagler Youth Orchestra was started in 2005 under the direction of Jonathan May and Cheryl Tristam as a free after-school strings program, a special project of 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), and classroom materials. In addition to these basic necessities, we celebrate each of our three concert successes with beautifully and professionally produced printed programs. The FYO rewards our graduating seniors with modest monetary scholarships at the end of the year.
Anticipated costs for the 2022-23 season:
$17,585 instructional costs
$1,200 new instrument scholarships
$1,300 instrument repairs (includes replacing bows, cases, chin rests, etc., in addition to luthier costs)
$900 new music
$2,000 senior scholarships
$700 office supplies (paper, toner, etc.)
$550 Marketing, membership communication and attendance tracking
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