NYC is Calling OYO

Saturday, June 6 to Thursday, June 11, 2020

For the first time in our 42-year history, we have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall, as a part of the Sounds of Summer Festival! In early June 2020, Mr. Grogan’s OYO will travel to New York City for six days filled with rehearsals, performances, clinics, and much more!

Commitment Details – After auditions and placement for the 2019-20 season are finalized, students in OYO will be invited to commit to attend the tour. 2019 OYO Seniors may also be invited as long as they can attend the tour rehearsals on Mondays in May 2020. Tour participants will receive more information in Fall 2019, and commitments, including a contract, financial agreement, and code of conduct agreement, will be due on October 1, 2019.

Cost – $2,500 per person includes airfare, hotels*, ground transport, most meals, tips, the concert, and activities. OKYO’s Board of Directors is aggressively fundraising to decrease this cost for students – an initial $500 payment will be due by November 1, 2019, with the remainder due by February 1, 2020. Stay tuned for that remainder amount to decrease as we continue to raise funds for this special opportunity! OYO to NYC Funding Tracker for web* $2,500 is based on 4 people per hotel room (aka “quads”); cost increases for adults who wish to stay in single or double rooms

Individual Fundraising – Current OYO Members who intend to commit in October and have financial concerns may request assistance from the OKYO office in fundraising. Email Executive Director Melody Garza at to request customizable templates to request support for your tour costs via mail, email, and/or social media.