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YCE Rehearsals

Regular and punctual attendance at all rehearsals is appreciated by all members of our ensemble.  This ensures a satisfying and productive experience for all participating musicians.     

String players are expected to attend all Tuesday night rehearsals (7:15-9:30pm) and concert day (usually 4-6pm). Brass/wind/percussion players are expected to attend the last 2 Tuesday rehearsals and concert day. If you are unable to attend any rehearsals, please contact us at Brass/wind/percussion players are expected to send a sub if unable to attend a rehearsal.

YCE Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather and cancellation of a rehearsal is necessary, we will post the cancellation on the home page of our website. A decision will be made by 6pm. Please check our website before heading to rehearsal if the weather is bad.

Join us !

If you are serious about your instrument, practice regularly, and are committed to participating in the orchestra’s rehearsal/concert schedule, please send an email to with details about your music education and experience.We are a volunteer group based in York Region, and have 4 to 5 concerts a year, with Tuesday evening rehearsals.

String Players
We are always looking for competent string players who have achieved a minimum proficiency of RCM grade 10 or equivalent.  If you are interested in joining us, please contact us at

YCE is primarily a string ensemble. However, many of our concerts require brass, wind and/or percussion players.  If you would like to be on our extra players list, please inquire at

We are committed to feature York Region’s finest musicians as soloists every season.  Inquiries should be directed to

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