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Orchestra offers opportunity for music students

Frank Wojciechowski
The elementary School Honors Orchestra members performs for the audience gathered at the annual District Orchestra Festival held at South Brunswick High School in Monmouth Junction on March 22. The combined honors orchestra are fifth graders from Crossroads Middle School North and Crossroads Middle School South, and the South Brunswick High School Chamber Orchestra.

The Youth Orchestra of Central Jersey (YOCJ) will hold auditions for new student musicians on June 13 at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North, 90 Grovers Mill Road, Plainsboro.

YOCJ features brass ensembles, a flute choir, percussion ensembles, Pro Arte orchestra, saxophone ensembles, string preparatory orchestra, symphonic orchestra, wind symphony and woodwind choirs.

The orchestra and its ensembles host two major concerts each year, along with two chamber ensemble performances, and the group takes a European tour every three years.

YOCJ practices on Tuesday evenings the high school.

For more information, visit yocj.org/auditions/.

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