Oswego Community Youth Orchestra Christmas Breakfast Buffet Scheduled

OSWEGO, NY – On December 20, from 8 a.m. – noon, Oswego Community Youth Orchestra will hold its very popular fundraiser at the Masonic Hall, Lake City Lodge #127, at 765 E. Seneca St.

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Last year was a tremendous success as hundreds of people of all ages came to enjoy the delicious all-you-can-eat breakfast and assorted entertainment while showing their support for local elite student musicians, conducted by Dr. Juan La Manna the SUNY Oswego orchestra director and OCYO.

Non-profit inc. groups like the Youth Orchestra depend on support from this breakfast, businesses, organizations, concert attendees and even student musician members.

A full array of family and child activities will be offered for the Christmas OCYO Breakfast Buffet Benefit with Santa and the raffle including:

* Breakfast – all you can eat
* Santa – 8 a.m. – noon
* Photo with Santa – your child, family, only $3 a pose. Photo will be emailed to you.
* 50/50 Raffle – drawing by Santa at noon that day. Wouldn’t you like to win cash December 20?
* Christmas music – taped, TV, movies for the young ones
* OCYO musicians and friends perform – 10 a.m. – noon
* Audition applications to join OCYO – available there for string and wind students grades 7-12

Members of the OCYO
Members of the OCYO: Brandon Cheeley, Sasha Loayza, Elyse Maniccia, Margo McBrearty, Cassandra Romeo, Rhuma Khawaja, Elizabeth Bush – Oswego, Gillian Clark-Oswego, Ayala Busch, Melissa Chun, Alex Emmons – Oswego, Leanna Restani, James May – Oswego, Sofia Loayza, Luke May – Oswego, Colin Li – Oswego, Jua Oh, Nolan Callahan

The buffet includes the lodge’s renowned French toast, pancakes, home fries, eggs, bacon and sausage. Drinks like coffee, milk, juice, and water.

$8 – adults; $5 – kids 6-12; kids 5 and under – free.

Take out is available, day of call the lodge: (315) 207-0127.

Delivery offered for five or more paid orders locally.

Before the day of, for takeout or delivery orders call 343-1998.

Advance tickets: separate tickets for the breakfast buffet and the raffle are available from any OCYO member/family, email Margie at [email protected] or call 343-1998.

Members of OCYO are serious string players who have fun playing quality music with other like-minded musicians.

The group has traditionally consisted of high school students, but middle school students are considered based on ability.

Members have consistently qualified for All County and All State Orchestra, been concert masters and principal players in their respective school districts, and received college scholarships for both academics and music.

Some have entered a performance track and others have become music teachers.

For more information on OCYO visit the web site: http://www.ocyo.org/home.html