The Cornelius PARC Department is proud to sponsor the Cornelius Youth Orchestras' instrumental music program. This dynamic group meets on Tuesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm, at Bailey Road Recreation Center (Bailey Middle School) located at 11900 Bailey Road. For calendars and additional information visit the Cornelius Youth Orchestras.
The Cornelius Youth Orchestra is seeking beginning, intermediate and advanced young musicians for its growing programs. Both levels include a 30 minute sectional instruction from qualified music instructors and 30 to 40 minutes of group orchestra rehearsal.
Cadet Orchestra The Cornelius Cadet Orchestra is available for youth musicians with one or more years of music instruction and is intended as a beginning orchestra program.
Orchestra Jazz Ensemble
Our Director William "Bill" Haraden instructs the Jazz Ensemble program. This program is offered to youth musicians with three or more years of music instruction, no prior jazz experience is necessary. The program is 45 minutes of jazz musical instruction and the opportunity for performance in a group setting. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 6 pm to 6:45 pm, which enables youth musicians to participate in both Jazz and Youth Orchestra.
Space in each program is on a first come basis and is limited to the first 60 youth musicians enrolled in both orchestra programs. Tuition scholarships are available, so no youth musician will be turned away because of inability to pay. To register for the program or for more information, please contact Nanette Haraden, Program Director, at 704-576-7270 or John Anderson, Recreation Center Supervisor, at 704-896-2460, extension 188, or visit Cornelius Youth Orchestras.