There are lots of ways to volunteer to help make OPYO a great experience for our students, families, and community. A list of tasks we need fulfilled: Parent Guild board members: All OPYO parents are automatically members of the Parent Guild, which has a separate budget from OPYO and operates as a supporting organization to provide extra activities and opportunities for our musicians, such as summer camp scholarships, the end-of-the-year bowling party, etc. They are a wonderful resource for our kids, and must have a governing 4-person board in order to operate: president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer. The time commitment includes meeting as a board a few times per semester as needed to plan and to lead a parent meeting once per semester (or as needed) to keep parents informed.
Music librarian for each ensemble: We would like one parent per ensemble to organize this. Makes copies of the purchased music for the students to use. Make sure we have a few extras of each part on hand during rehearsals. All expenses will be reimbursed, or you may use the OPYO portable printer.
Tuition collection: Help is needed during the first three rehearsals of each semester to collect payments.
Snacks/water: Provide snacks for the student to enjoy during their break.
Rehearsal room set-up/clean-up: Two parents per ensemble are needed to make sure the rooms are set up beforehand and then put back the way the room was after each rehearsal. Parents can divide the tasks as they wish.
Concert and event assistance: Tasks include setting up/breaking down the stage area, green room supervision, and ushers.
The Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestras
Dr. Robert Mueller, Music Director & YSO Conductor anne mclaughlin, OPYO Manager