New Jersey Youth Symphony announces Bring A Buddy Week March 15 to 19

NJYS YONEW PROVIDENCE — The New Jersey Youth Symphony invites students in grades 3 to 11 to attend five days of rehearsals during its annual Bring A Buddy Week March 15 to 19 at 570 Central Ave., in New Providence.

Students are encouraged to bring their instrument and sit in on the first half of a rehearsal with the ensemble of their choice. Bring A Buddy Week is free and open to the public. Students are encouraged to register in advance by calling 908-771-5544 or contacting NJYS Manager of Orchestras Stacy Beltran at [email protected].

Bring A Buddy Week allows the community to experience first-hand the artistry and unique style of each conductor while getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the rehearsal process and camaraderie inherent in all of NJYS’s ensembles. Complete ensemble descriptions are available online at

The New Jersey Youth Symphony, the orchestral and ensemble affiliate of Wharton Music Center, features fourteen ensembles, available by audition for students in grades 3 to 12. Its premiere ensemble, Youth Symphony, was awarded first place in the prestigious 2014 Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival and has appeared in such internationally renowned concert halls as Carnegie Hall in New York City and Musikverein in Vienna.

Wharton Music Center, where creativity and expression converge with exploration, provides a diverse range of classes and programs as New Jersey’s largest independent non-profit community performing arts center.

Serving nearly 1,200 students with high quality instruction in all instruments and voice, musical theatre, drama, and dance, Wharton and its esteemed faculty of talented professionals offer instruction for beginners of all ages, as well as an in-depth, sequential course of study through its Achievement Program, and orchestral and ensemble training with the New Jersey Youth Symphony, its orchestral and ensemble affiliate.

Located in Berkeley Heights and New Providence, Wharton Music Center and New Jersey Youth Symphony serve students from thirteen counties.

For additional information about their community programs and class offerings visit or call 908-790-0700.