JUNIOR ORCHESTRA OF YAMHILL COUNTY with Danielle Howard
Since 2017, JOY has been devoted to creating access to music and strings education to youth in Yamhill County. Working with the school district, we provide In-School Violin education for Kindergarten and First Grade. In Second Grade, students continue in our After-School Orchestra with the choice of violin, viola, or cello. We plan to continue the After-School Orchestra through Fifth Grade to prepare our students to join the middle school orchestra program. As of April 2020, we serve 225 K-2 students at Edwards Elementary in Newberg, Oregon. We project to have around 260 students involved with JOY in the 2020-2021 school year serving grades K-3.
The Junior Orchestra of Yamhill County (JOY) transforms the lives of underserved youth in Yamhill County through high-caliber, intensive orchestral music instruction through emphasizing teamwork and collaboration, promoting student creativity, and engaging the community.