ABYO Policies

Rehearsal Cancellations

If Buncombe County Schools are closed due to snow or on vacation break, there will be no rehearsal unless a determination has been made that the roads are safe to travel to our rehearsal that evening. In this circumstance, or for late-developing snow, check your email or this website.

Concert Dress

White shirt and black pants or white blouse and black skirt.  Black shoes only.


If you are ill or have a legitimate reason why you must be absent for a rehearsal, it is your responsibility to notify Mr. Clearfield (828-683-4425, clearfieldstudios@earthlink.net).


The Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra is funded in part by the two local public school systems. Therefore, students not enrolled in either Buncombe County or Asheville City public schools are asked to pay a tuition fee of $150.00 for the school year for membership in the orchestra. Students who are enrolled in the County or City public school systems are asked to pay tuition of $100.00 for the school year. Checks should be payable to the Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra.