Homer Youth String Orchestra Club

Homer Youth String Orchestra Club

Semester Registration Open!

Classes start second week of January!

Spring Semester

HYSOC (Homer Youth Strings Orchestra Club) is ready to start a fabulous music-filled year.

HYSOC is open to all who want to play string instruments! If you have someone in mind that plays strings but would be new to HYSOC, please invite them to join. Make sure they know that it is a requirement of HYSOC that all members are getting private lessons.

HYSOC youth classes will be at West Homer Elementary School-music room.

HYSOC Coda students will have class in the sanctuary at Christian Community Church.

  • Classes will start Monday, January 9th CODAS - ADVANCE / ADULT CLASS & Tuesday, January 10th YOUTH CLASSES and run through April 28th.

  • Overture Strings TUESDAYS 4:30 to 5:15pm
    Octaves TUESDAYS 5:30 to 6:15pm
    Scherzos TUESDAYS 6:30 to 7:15pm
    Codas MONDAYS 6:30 to 7:30pm

  • Overture Strings, Octaves & Scherzos = $125.00

    Codas= $150.00

The Mission

To foster the orchestral arts for Homer area Youth

Our Goals

Master Skills

To teach students to master skills that will enable them to perform music well on their chosen instrument, leading to lifelong enjoyment and personal fulfillment through music.

Decision Making

To teach students to make decisions in situations where there are no standard answers.


To develop students’ understanding of and appreciation for music as a vehicle for creative self-expression and as a key to understanding past and present human experience.

Nonverbal Communication

To teach students to analyze and interpret nonverbal forms of communication and make informed judgments of cultural products and issues.

Respect Others

To teach students to adapt to and respect others’ ways of thinking, working, and expressing themselves.

Problem Solving Skills

To teach students artistic modes of problem solving, which bring analytical and developmental tools to every situation.

Message from our graduating Senior

Neviya Reed

It has been eight years since I first started participating in the Homer Youth String Orchestra. I can still remember my first day standing in the West Homer Elementary School’s music room, terrified to be sharing a stand with a high school student. I remember leaving that day thinking that I was so glad it was over and I never wanted to go back again. However, I kept going back every week. I made friends and started to enjoy playing music with others.

If I had stopped going on my first day, I would have never found my love of music which would follow me throughout high school and potentially through college. I would have never found the courage to push myself out of my comfort zone, and explore new things. I would have never met such amazing mentors as Lisa Schallock, Daniel Perry, and Ben Wu who have all demonstrated great patience in my progression of playing, and instilled an appreciation of music. And most importantly I would have never met such influential peers who have enriched my relationship with music and inspired me to keep pursuing music.

It is safe to say that my life would have been so very different if I had never participated in Homer Youth String Orchestra. I am glad that I go to be a part of the sound that this wonderful group produces. I know that it will benefit me for years to come.

Join the Fun

Homer Youth String Orchestra Club

Join us for fun and camaraderie
through music!