South Jersey Youth 
Orchestra & Friends

An multi-generation orchestra from 8 to 88

While the orchestra is largely composed of home school students, it is open to any and all musicians interested in learning the ins and outs of playing in a moderate sized ensemble.  The orchestra gives  students a chance to play with other musicians as well as learn significant orchestral repertoire from Brahms and Vivaldi to contemporary composers.

Where and When do you Rehearse?

Great Questions!

Rehearsal Times

Monday: String Orchestra: 630p-7p, Full Orchestra 715p-9p

Wednesday: String Orchestra: 1130a-1215a, Full Orchestra: 1245-2p

For a full rehearsal schedule, click here or go to our Members Page


Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church
11 Park Drive, Bellmawr, NJ 08031

NOTE - 11 Park Drive is actually the Pastor's house.  The church itself is 3 houses down on the corner. 

How do I join?

Another GREAT question?

You can email The Director for questions or fill out our online application.  Or, feel free to just show up at a rehearsal, 20 minutes before the start.  Click here to see our tuition rates.

We're always looking for new members.  Instruments particularly in demand are:

Trumpets        Clarinets        Trombones

Our Director

Amy Weckesser, First Violinist of the Shrewsbury String Quartet, taught at Settlement Music School, Wilmington School of Music and Haddonfield School for the Performing Arts before deciding to open her own studio in Haddon Township, NJ. She has been teaching violin for over 20 years.
 Many of Amy’s students have been accepted in All State Orchestra, All South Jersey Orchestra and Philadelphia Youth Orchestra. Some of Amy’s students have been accepted at prestigious music conservatories such as Peabody, University of Indiana, Ester Boyer College of Music at Temple University.
Amy tours with Smokey Robinson and has played for Tony Bennett, Paul Anka, Connie Francis, Frank Sinatra and Frank Sinatra, Jr. as well as many others. Amy has played with Delaware Symphony, Trenton Symphony, Delaware Valley Orchestra, Jubilate Deo and many others.