EVYS supports three orchestras. Student placement is based on experience and audition performance.
Concert Orchestra is a strings only ensemble. This orchestra enhances the skills of aspiring strings players and is comprised of mostly elementary and junior high students. Concert Orchestra is currently in need of Violas and Bass and all other strings are welcome.
Chamber Orchestra is also a strings only ensemble. This orchestra offers excellent training for the intermediate strings musician and hosts mostly junior high and high school students. Chamber Orchestra currently needs an additional Bass player and all other strings are welcome.
Symphony Orchestra is the most advanced orchestra and incorporates strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion for a full symphonic sound. This orchestra is aimed at high school level players. Symphony Orchestra needs additional Winds, Brass and Percussion (specifically 2 Flutes, 1 Oboe, 2 Bassoons, 3 French Horns, 3 to 4 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, 1 Tuba, 2 Percussionists) and also strings, especially a Bass player.