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OJYO / OYO Retreat

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Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra | Ottawa Youth Orchestra

Each season, the Ottawa Junior Youth Orchestra (OJYO) and Ottawa Youth Orchestra (OYO) have a full weekend September retreat, where the musicians are introduced to the fall repertoire, and have a chance to get to know the conductor, the coaches, and their fellow musicians.

The retreat is a mandatory element in the program. The cost of the retreat is paid by all OJYO and OYO members at time of registration.

The Retreat Schedule:

The retreat changes slightly from year to year, but generally follows a consistent pattern:

Details will be available by the time of auditions.

When:

Most years, the retreat takes place the second week of the Academy season, usually the last weekend of September.

Where:

All rehearsals are held at the Ottawa Technical Learning Centre, at 485 Donald St., Ottawa. The Saturday night activity location can change from year to year. (Bussing is provided.)

Costs:

The costs of the Retreat are paid at the time of registration.

Parent Involvement:

The Retreat Organizing Committee is made up of parents. They will recruit volunteers to help throughout the weekend, and may request that parents provide a few snacks for the musicians throughout the weekend.