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.

Absences

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).

Fees

TO AUDITION FOR THE YOUTH ORCHESTRA, ALL STUDENTS MUST PAY AN AUDITION FEE EQUAL TO THE YEAR’S TUITION. IF ACCEPTED, THAT FEE WILL BECOME THE STUDENT’S FULL TUITION PAYMENT FOR THE YEAR.

Any student not accepted will have their audition fee returned.

Funding for the Youth Orchestra is provided in part by the Buncombe County and Asheville City School Systems. All students accepted in the program are required to pay tuition for the school year. Tuition for participation in the Youth Orchestra is $150 a year for non-public schooled students including students who attend home schools, private schools or are in public school systems out of Buncombe County. Tuition for Buncombe County and Asheville City public schooled students is $100 for the year. Checks should be payable to the Asheville-Buncombe Youth Orchestra.