GNOYO Calendar

Fall Retreat

To kick off our 19th season, we are delighted to announce the third annual GNOYO 2011 Fall Retreat! The retreat will include an introduction to the fall repertoire, ice-breakers, outdoor and indoor activities, and sectionals featuring prominent musician educators from the region. It will be a time for musicians to get to know and interact with their peers and respective conductors. Students will be chaperoned by GNOYO staff counselors and the music director. The retreat is a mandatory element in the program that will enrich and nurture our GNOYO community.

If you have already done your 2012-13 audition and submitted your Membership Form, please register for the retreat by clicking HERE.

Please download the 2012 Retreat packet:

2012 Retreat Welcome Packet

This includes a Guideline and Waiver form that must be filled out and returned to the GNOYO office.

The retreat fee is included in the 2012-13 season orchestra program tuition.

Pay online now!

To view picture from last year’s retreat, please check out our photo album on our Facebook page!


  • Saturday – Sunday, September 22 – 23
  • Registration: Saturday, 9/22 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Check-out: Sunday, 9/23 at 12 noon
  • Meals provided:
    • Dinner: Saturday
    • Lunch: Sunday

Sinfonia & Northshore Sinfonia

  • Saturday, September 22
  • Registration: 11 a.m.
  • Check-out: 6 p.m.
  • Meals provided:
    • Lunch & Dinner: Saturday

Philharmonia & Northshore Philharmonia

  • Friday – Saturday, September 21 – 22
  • Registration: Friday, 9/21 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Check-out: Saturday, 9/22 at 12 noon
  • Meals provided:
    • Dinner: Friday
    • Lunch: Saturday


Solomon Episcopal Conference Center
54296 Hwy 445
Loranger, LA 70446

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Click HERE to visit their website!

What to pack!

Please pack light!

  • wire stand
  • instrument
  • 2 mechanical pencils
  • music books and parts
  • comfortable clothing
  • walking shoes
  • personal medication
  • sleeping bag (for overnight ensembles)
  • pillows (for overnight ensembles)
  • toiletries (for overnight ensembles)
    • Soap and towels will be provided, but if you need shampoo, conditioner, etc., you must bring your own.
  • watch or alarm clock
  • tissues
  • cell phone or a phone card (not permitted during instructional sessions)
  • snacks
  • change for vending machines
  • deck of playing cards or games you enjoy

GNOYO will not assume responsibility for any lost or damaged items. We recommend that no valuable items, such as jewelry, be brought with you.