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Join our two Youth Orchestras in concert on Monday, November 28, at 7:00 p.m. in Drendel Auditorium. Debut Strings and Youth Symphony will perform repertoire they have been studying this fall.

Seating is limited; general admission (no reserved seats). Get your tickets early!

Entrance to Drendel Auditorium is off the South Lobby of the SALT Block (243 Third Ave. NE, Hickory, NC 28601. Parking available at the South Entrance or off the North Lobby entrance at the Community Rehearsal Room side of the Block.

Tickets available online at any time or call the WPS Box Office during business hours (Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) at 828-324-8603.


About Youth Symphony

The Youth Symphony is a full orchestra of young musicians that meets weekly in the fall and spring to grow as musicians and learn to play as one group. 

The Youth Symphony performs two concerts a year. Auditions are required. The Youth Symphony practices on Monday evenings. For more information, please contact JaQuan Wiley, Youth Symphony Conductor: [email protected]


Debut Strings is a strings-only ensemble for young musicians who are new to playing in an ensemble setting.

Debut Strings, conducted by Angela Allen, performs two concerts a year and young string players are encouraged to come and try out! For more information, please contact Angela Allen at [email protected]

Info & Forms

Youth Symphony and Debut Strings Schedule

Rehearsal and Concert Schedule 2022-2023 Season

All rehearsals will be held in the WPS Rehearsal Room. Debut Strings meets from 5:00 - 6:15 PM and Youth Symphony meets from 6:30 -  8:30 PM unless noted otherwise.

Fall 2022

September 19

September 26

October 3

October 10

October 17

October 24

October 31

November 7

November 14

November 21 

November 28 - Dress Rehearsal & Concert

Spring 2023

January 9

January 16 - MLK Day, NO REHEARSAL

January 23

January 30

February 6

February 13

February 20 - Fun Day

February 27

March 6

March 13

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10 - Spring Break, NO REHEARSAL

April 17

April 24

May 1 - Dress Rehearsal & Concert

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