Citrus Youth Educational Symphonic Orchestra, Inc., is a program dedicated to teaching classical and symphonic music to children ages 5 to 19 and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded to students enrolled in its program. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, policies, assistance, or other CYESO administered programs. The Citrus YES Orchestra is focused on the learning of music for the development of intellect and character in children.
“The rainbow is a visual symbol of music. The beauty of color in seeing is as sound to music;
the reflection of what music
gives to learning.”
The Members of the Board of Directors of the Citrus YES Orchestra are dedicated to the vision inherent in this program and the conscious care of resources dedicated to it. Please consider this undertaking as a continuing investment for our children and their children. We cannot extend student enrollment until we have funds to support them. Support is now provided by Members of the Board, volunteer teachers, and new members who have enrolled and support their students. That growing response endorses the vision that the Citrus YES Orchestra is bringing to Citrus County.
Our Board Members
President: Harold Seckinger, Architect
Vice President: Rebecca Limehouse, Violist da Gamba and Music Teacher
Secretary – Treasurer: Robert P. Gill
Walter Wynn, Executive Officer and Director of Donor Support
Fred Clark, Innovator, AAwareness Marketing
Cheryl Rutledge, Ph.D, Music Education, Pianist, Academic English Editor
Honorary Board Members
Amy Mangan, Community Relations Manager, Progress Energy Florida, Inc.
Judith Williams, Director, Citrus County Public Education Foundation
Carol A. Wynn, B.S, M.S, Classical Clarinetist
Mariah Dixon, Violinist and Music Teacher
John Siefert, Executive Director, Economic Development Council
Playing with My Heart & Soul
The organization and performance of a youth symphony orchestra in Citrus County will contribute immeasurably to the literate development of all youth, either in active participation or interrelation with its participants. It is also a functioning message in public relations; that Citrus County is alive with youth searching for more. It is a message to parents that here is something special for children. The range of instrumentation together with symphonic music that exists for it, brings the entire world of musical sounds to the student.
Member of the Board of Directors
CYESO at Cornerstone Baptist Church
Seven Rivers Christian School gave us a beginning home for teaching students; however, increased student enrollment did not allow CYESO expansion. Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1100 West Highlands Blvd., Inverness, FL 34452, has invited CYESO to become part of its educational campus for community intellectual development in Art, Drama and Music.
Classes are organized in the school rooms, 4:00 P.M. to 5:30 P.M., Tuesdays. Teachers, staff, and students conform to the standards at Cornerstone, in addition to the bylaws and CYESO Handbook.