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Upcoming CYESO Events

  • No Classes December 24 through January 7th. Classes will resume January 14th, 2020
  • January 7th Teacher and Board Meeting - All teachers and board members are required to attend and parents are welcome to attend, but please keep in mind that students do not have classes that day. 
  • Friday, March 13th at Faith Luthern Church, Lecanto

Donor Spotlight

Photo of Duke Energy presenting the Orchestra with a $9500 donation.
CYESO Receives a thousand dollar donation from an anonymous donor
Picture of LTCOL Donald & Mrs Shirley Wynn Parrish Donating $1,000
Black Diamond Foundation gives CYESO a ten thousand dollar grant.
King's Bay Rotary Donates $500 to CYESO in Honor of Mr. Seckinger
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Inverness Elks #2522 Donates $500
Sunocst Credit Union donated $3000 to CYESO
Photo of Cornerstone Baptist Church saying thank you for being our host facility


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.”

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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...

CYESO Highlights and Performances

Teacher and student playing trumpets.
Student playing violin
CYESO Executive Director speaks to audience.
student playing violin
several students playing their instruments
Ensemble performing for audience
Ensemble teacher speaking to audience
student playing violin
students performing for audience
Ensemble performing for audience
Recorder class performing for audience
Students playing trumpets
Ensemble performing for audience
Board member and teacher playing a duet for audience
student playing instrument
Ensemble performing for audience
Board Secretary plays Piano
Trumpet instructor and student teacher playing duet together
student posing with her violin
two students holding violins
student posing with his violin
Student playing his bassoon
Ensemble performing for audience
student getting ready ot play solo
students and teacher praying during prayer
recorder teacher introducing class
student playing recorder
students in prayer before performance

Other Community Groups

Take time to support the musical arts in our community by visiting some of these other groups, and their events...

Nature Coast Friends of the Blues   

Nature Coast Community Band

(*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!)