Support CYESO When You Shop on Amazon
Support CYESO When you Shop on Amazon. By Clicking on the below link before shopping on Amazon, you will allow Amazon to credit CYESO with .5% of each purchase. You can also save CYESO as your designated charity on Amazon for future shopping "trips".
Upcoming CYESO Events
- CYESO Summer Break - NO CLASSES June 12th, June 19th, June 26th, and July 3rd
- CYESO Open House - July 31st and Aug 7th, 4-5 PM at Cornerstone Baptist Church - Join us for our Annual CYESO Open House. New and prospective members can come see classes in session, ask questions, and enjoy some refreshments. Invite all your friends who have expressed interest in our program, or anyone you think might benefit from participation in the Youth Orchestra Program.
- Check back soon for our next performance date, thanks!
Woodview Coffee House Donation
Donation to the Harold Seckinger Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Volunteers and Board members of Woodview Coffee House donated $500 in honor of the exemplary vision and determination of Harold Seckinger, late president of the Citrus Youth Educational Symphony Orchestra (CYESO). Pictured (left to right) are Jim Davis, representing Woodview Coffee House; Rebecca Limehouse, president of the Youth Orchestra; and Marty Hoffman Vice-President of CYESO and Director of Donor Relations for the youth orchestra. “Woodview is pleased make this donation to honor Harold Seckinger’s memory; his passion to bring serious music instruction to children and his unquenchable spirit,” Davis said.
CYESO Highlights and Performances
CYESO Honors Mr. Seckinger at Celebration of Life Service
Citrus Youth Orchestra President Rebecca Limehouse conducts students at the Celebration of Life for Harold Seckinger, Founding President of CYESO
CYESO Founding President and President Emeritus, Harold Seckinger passed away May 31. A Celebration of Life was held June 7 at Heinz Funeral Home in Inverness. Many of our CYESO students attended and performed a few of Mr. Harold's favorite songs to honor him. His family and friends, current and past, gathered and shared their fondest memories of their time spent with Harold, and also got to enjoy a slideshow of photos from his life. We will miss him dearly, and are truly blessed to have known him.
CYESO Vice President, Martin Hoffman, broached the idea of establishing a Harold Seckinger Memorial Scholarship Fund so that no family or student would be unable to join the orchestra. Within a day, the Board of Directors voted to implement that suggestion. Contributions to the Harold Seckinger Memorial Scholarship Fund may be made online using the below "Donate" button, or by mailing a check made out to CYESO to 4206 S Hazelton Terrace Homosassa, FL 34446. Please indicate on your check “Scholarship Fund.”
Mr. Harold's Postscript from Chronicle
Music changed his life and he wanted it to change others
By the time Harold Seckinger was 85, he had already lived a rich, full life.
The self-described “simple farm boy” from Marion County had been, among other things, an architect, a painter, artist, musician, sailor, sculptor, poet, farmer and writer.
In 2011, Seckinger embarked on what he considered the “most exciting and rewarding” thing he had ever done in his life — the creation of the Citrus Youth Educational Symphonic (YES) Orchestra, as he told the Chronicle in September of that year. READ MORE...
Other Community Groups and Events
Take time to support the musical arts in our community by visiting some of these other groups, and their events...
(*All events and websites are current at the time of posting. Please verify details by contacting the organizer of the event before making plans to attend -- thanks!)