What is the attendance policy?

Attendance at all concerts is required by all members. There are no “excused” absences from concerts! Rehearsals are also mandatory. It is not fair to the group to attend rehearsals and then miss concerts—the ensemble depends on stand partners that are familiar with each other and the group working together as a whole.

Attendance at rehearsals is required except in the case of illness. Students should contact their conductor in advance if possible to explain absences. In any given semester, one unexcused absence or two absences for any reason from rehearsals may result in the student being asked not to play in the concerts. Students should contact their conductor in advance if possible to explain absences.

Unless notified to the contrary by your conductor, rehearsals are scheduled for every Monday evening during the concert season, regardless of school schedules, teacher workdays or other events.

How do I support Eastern Youth Orchestra?

There are many different ways to support Eastern Youth Orchestra:

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How much is tuition per year?

There's an increase in tuition for the 2019-2020 school year. It will be $250 for first child, $200 for 2nd child, and $150 for each additional child in a family. The payment due date will be posted at the end of the summer.
Chamber music is $100 per child.

If the annual tuition is not paid in full OR an alternative arrangement is not negotiated in writing before 12/31/2019, your child will not be permitted to participate in rehearsals or concerts for the remainder of the year. If you have a significant financial need, there's a limited scholarship funds available to help reduce tuition. For any of the financial questions or assistance, please contact EYO Treasurer, Mrs. Cassie Mehlhop at eyotreasurer@gmail.com.

Tuition may be paid online or by mail to the address below:
Eastern Youth Orchestras
P.O. Box 3257
Greenville, NC 27836

When and where do the orchestras meet?

The orchestras typically meet for rehearsals on Monday evenings in the fall and then again in the spring. Rehearsals are held in the Fletcher Music Center on the ECU campus.