Who are we?

We are a group of kids from South Florida, ranging in ages from 6 - teen years. We meet weekly for rehearsals and perform special concerts throughout the year. We perform classical music, melodies from musicals, Christmas carols, and traditional American songs.

Monday, August 17, 2015

First rehearsal of the new season!

NOTICE!!!!  Our first rehearsal for this new season begins on August 20 at the Nazarene Church.  The advanced YASO will rehearse at 2:30.  YASO JR will rehearse at 4:00.  We have the new  music for the Christmas Extravaganza Concert at the Circle Theatre.  The date to mark on your calendar for that event is December 10.  Don't forget to save the date.  The dress rehearsal is always the evening before.  We are always looking for new members.  Please respond if you will not be available for this first rehearsal!  

Bring your folders.  The advanced group should have your music in the folder since that was sent out to you.  You can turn all the old music at the first rehearsal. 
I am excited to see you all again and can't wait as we prepare for the best Christmas concert yet.  

Love to all of you,
Diane and Ashley 

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Dress Rehearsal and Concert for April 26

Dear Young Artists and Parents,
We are getting close to concert time at the Lake Placid Presbyterian Church at 118 N Oak Ave, LP
Time:  4:00 P.M.  Sunday Suites Concert
We will plan to arrive at the Presbyterian Church at 3:15 P.M.
Dress:  All black  (dressy)
            bow ties and/or black shirts or jackets as usual
Dress Rehearsal will be on our regular rehearsal day, April 23, but will be held at the Presbyterian Church.
Here is the time schedule for that day:
2:00 - set up stage at Presbyterian Church
2:30 - YASO
4:00 - Directions for chair placements and "changing seating" for each group.  YASO JR must be there for this. Hopefully, it won't take all of the 15 minutes allotted.
4:15 - YASO JR
5:00 - done - leave for the Nazarene Church as soon as possible.  Music stands may be left in the bin at the Presbyterian Church to store until Sunday.
5:00 - 5:30  Dinner for all YASO families at the church.  Drinks will be provided.  Bring dish and dessert to share.  If you have any questions about the dinner, you may direct them to Amy Finke.

Immediately after the rehearsal, we will return to the Nazarene Church for an End of the Season Potluck dinner.  I believe you all received that memo from Amy.  I loved it the year you all brought your favorite dishes, including Indian food, Lebanese food, and assorted other dishes.  It might be better to plan dinner closer to 5:30, since the rehearsal will not be at the Nazarene Church. I spoke to Joshua Klatt today concerning the details, and the church will be open to us on that afternoon and the piano will be moved so we can set up for the rehearsal.  You don't need to dress up for this occasion.

This concert will end our orchestra season of rehearsals, hoping to restart in August in preparation for the Christmas Extravaganza.  You have blessed me more than I can say this season.  You sound beautiful and have shown great improvement over the last year.  
Thanks again, parents, for your willing contributions, to make all this happen.  

Love, Diane

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Dear Parents and Musicians,

This coming Thursday (Aug. 14) begins our regular YASO rehearsals for the Christmas Extravaganza.  Be sure you have practiced on your orchestra parts.  YASO JR. begins at 4:00.  YASO begins at 4:45.  See you all there!

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR DECEMBER 18!  We are booked at the Sebring Circle Theater for our Christmas Extravaganza Concert on December 18 (Thursday) for 2 concerts (5:30 and 7:00).  Tickets will be available in October for $5 each, as before.  Let's try to fill up both concerts this year.  The dress rehearsal for this concert is scheduled for December 17 (Wednesday) at 5:30 P.M. 

Love to all of you.
Ms. Diane, Miss Ashley, Ms. Peggy, and Mr. Bill

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Schedule of Rehearsals

Just to let you know that we will begin YASO rehearsals August 14.  If each of you practices on your Christmas music this summer, we should be able to have enough time to learn all this music well before the Extravaganza.
Have a wonderful rest of the summer.
Love you all.

Saturday, June 14, 2014


From the proceeds of tickets sold at Christmas concerts and love offerings over the past 4 years, we are able to purchase music, equipment, and supplies for the orchestra.  This spring (2014) we have begun giving scholarships to Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) students to be used for music camps, lessons, and additional musical ventures. 

Scholarships totaling $2000 were given out at the Spring Spectacular concert (May 2014).  We plan to continue to give scholarships as we are able financially from the monetary gifts of supporters, and the sale of Christmas concert tickets.