WELCOME TO GREEN MOUNTAIN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Where Music Meets the Mountains
During this strange time, we are suspending rehearsals until early April. We will then decide how to proceed. As MAU has decided to cancel all outside activities, we will be looking for a new rehearsal location. We have some sites in mind as possibilities. We will all get through this together and music, as always, will be instrumental to the healing of our community.
GREEN MOUNTAIN YOUTH ORCHESTRA
WELCOME TO THE 2019-2020 SEASON!
Our Winter Concert will be held on Wednesday, December 18 at 7:00PM, at Bennington College, Greenwall Auditorium. We look forward to seeing you there. Bring your family, friends and lots of holiday spirit!
To download our Spring 2020 registration form, please click the link below.
If you have any questions, please email the director at:
REP STRINGS SHEET MUSIC FOR SPRING 2020
Rep Strings will be performing the following pieces this semester:
1. Salsa Fest
2. Bach Country Fiddles
3. Be Thou My Vision
4. Harry Potter
To download the music, please click on the link below. CAUTION: When you download the document, all the orchestra instruments will be included on the file. Be sure to print ONLY your instrument's part. Sorry for the inconvenience.
PLEASE FIND THIS SEMESTER'S
SHEET MUSIC BELOW
The Green Mountain Youth Orchestra is a haven of music-making resonating among the foothills of the Green Mountains in Bennington, Vermont. Our local youth and passionate community members converge each Wednesday evening to bring to life great works of the past and present. Founded in 1987 by Ellen Sager, the Green Mountain Youth Orchestra (GMYO) accepts musicians of all ages and levels. Talented musicians from the VT/MA/NY tri-state area rehearse weekly and perform two to three times a season. The GMYO represents the fulfillment of founder Ellen Sager's longtime goal of reestablishing a quality orchestral program in the area. Director Patrick O'Connell welcomes musicians of all talents and ages to join the GMYO. The Orchestra is the only one of its kind to accept passionate adult musicians as well as youth into all levels of the ensembles.
The GMYO is comprised of three performance groups:
Repertory String Ensemble for string players who are still developing their skills. The group works on string orchestra repertoire while refining scales, theory and tone production. The Repertory Strings perform two to three times a year.
Senior String Ensemble for more advanced string players who are in the Symphonic Orchestra; Senior strings rehearse the music for symphony orchestra repertoire and prepare string orchestra repertoire.
Symphonic Orchestra comprised of strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion that rehearse and perform great works from the past and present. works.
All three groups meet on Wednesday evening. All rehearsals, unless otherwise specified, are in the Mount Anthony Union Middle School Band Room in Bennington, Vermont. No auditions are required.
Thank you to all the kids, teachers and parents who made the Green Mountain Summer Sinfonia a success!
The Green Mountain Summer Sinfonia was held from July 15-19th in Bennington, VT. It was so encouraging to see our local music talent coming to camp each day ready to learn and perform. We had a blast working with each of them in classes and rehearsals. Of course, one of our favorite moments was coming together at the beginning and end of the day in a huge West African drum circle. At the end of the week, the students put together a stellar performance which showcased their ensemble skills and their musical theater talent. I could not have been more proud of their hard work. Of course, I would be remiss not to thank the wonderful teachers, Mrs. Rebecca Mills, Mrs. Lynn Sweet, Mrs. Michelle Despard, Mrs. Heather Allen, Mrs. Jessica O'Connell and Mr. Brian DeAngelo. They also put their heart and soul into their teaching for the week. I cannot thank them enough!
Thank all of you who supported the Green Mountain Summer Sinfonia! We hope to see you next Summer!
If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold,
it would be a merrier world.