Youth Orchestra

Auditions –
August 12, 9-noon
August 17, 4-6pm
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Private students at Allegro are encouraged to be part of groups as much as possible. This is especially true for our strings players.

Allegro Youth Orchestra is a place where students can begin creating music and collaborating with artists playing other orchestral instruments.

Scott Tester – Orchestra

The program relaunched in August 2016, led by Scott Tester, former Fauquier County Public School teacher.

Allegro is dedicated to providing the highest quality arts education, and Scott embodies that goal. His teaching philosophy centers around teaching students to be musicians – not just technicians who can reproduce notes on a page.

The Allegro Youth Orchestra was founded in 2010 by seasoned instructor and conductor, Donna Waller. She founded the Allegro Youth Orchestra and led it to several festivals from Florida to New York City, each year bringing back awards and trophies.

This is a great place for students to apply what they learn in their private lessons to the ensemble. Learning to work in a group setting, listening to one another, and taking direction are all skills learned in orchestra.

Rehearsals will begin on September 7 at the United Methodist Church, Memorial Hall.

Bach Orchestra – $200 (36 week session)
Thursdays, 5pm – 6pm
United Methodist Church, Memorial Hall
341 Church Street, Warrenton

Minimum Requirement –

  • 1 year private instruction or participation in school program
  • Must be in 5th grade or higher
  • Understanding of rhythms using whole, half, quarter, eighth notes & equivalent rests. Dotted note values
  • Ability to read their clef/staff fluently

Perform VBDOA grade I & II
No audition required

Beethoven Orchestra – full symphony orchestra $375 (September – May)
Thursdayss, 6:30 – 8:30 pm
United Methodist Church, Memorial Hall
341 Church Street, Warrenton

Informal audition or teacher recommendation

  • 2 octave scales up to 3 sharps/3 flats, major scales
  • Prepared piece from standard solo literature grade III or IV
  • Brief sight reading excerpt grade I or II


Limited space for woodwinds, brass & percussion

For more information on the orchestra and participation, please contact the Allegro office.

Brahms Orchestra – full symphony orchestra $375 (September – May)
Time – TBA

Rigorous formal audition, aligned with

  • High School District bands, Senior Regional Orchestra
  • Solo should be chosen from Grade V or VI list
  • Sight reading will be grade III or IV

VBDOA Grade V & VI

Limited space for woodwinds, brass & percussion