Full orchestra rehearsals for the 2019/2020 season will be held from September to June on Monday evenings from 6:30 pm to 9:00 p.m. at Sinclair Secondary School on Taunton Rd. E just west of Anderson St. in Whitby.
The first rehearsal will be held on Monday, September 9th, 2018 from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm. The location is St. George’s Anglican Church at 51 Centre Street South, Oshawa.
Additional string rehearsals, and the occasional full orchestra rehearsal, are held on Saturday afternoons at a location TBA from 9:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The orchestra performs best when all musicians are in attendance. Therefore, all members are expected to faithfully attend all rehearsals, masterclasses and concerts, unless prevented by a serious reasons (eg. illness or school exams). DYO member are expected to regularly include orchestra music in their daily practice routine at home to ensure that our performances are polished.
DYO Member Handbook 2019-2020
The newly updated DYO Member Handbook 2019-2020 is available for download shortly. All members and parents should read the DYO Handbook as it contains important information you should be familiar with. In addition, there are two forms in the document which need to be printed, signed and brought to the first rehearsal on September 9, 2019.
Download the DYO Handbook 2019-2020 (pdf format)
Fall Concert Silent Auction Donation Letter
In an effort to raise funds to support our educational program and support the DYO, every member is encouraged to solicit donations for our annual Fall Concert Silent Auction being held on November 30, 2019. Everything from donated pieces of art, tickets, gift cards, gift baskets to specialty services is always welcome. We have included below an information sheet to help you going around to local stores, businesses and individuals you know and ask them for a kind donation to support the DYO. We have also included a general letter which can be given to donors.
Current Volunteer Sign Up List
Download the up to date volunteer sign up list here. It contains all of the tasks currently assigned as well as the open tasks. Please consider volunteering for any of the open tasks. To add your name to a task, please use the submission form below and we will send you a confirmation and update the list.