The Youth Orchestra of Lewiston/Auburn will begin its 2018 season on Jan. 16. Middle and high school string players with at least two years’ experience are welcome to join YOLA for an unforgettable ensemble experience. Directed by Linda Vaillancourt, YOLA’s 2018 season will run Jan. 16 through March 24, and include a pre-concert performance at the Midcoast Symphony’s pops concert. Rehearsals are held Tuesday evenings at Free Grace Church. In front, from left: Jordan Smiley, Madeleine Vaillancourt, Brooke Smiley. Back, same order, Beth Almquist, assistant director, Dustin Laplante, Laura Jacques, Sarah Brown, Cecelia Landry and Linda Vaillancourt, director. For more information, visit the Grace Note Community Music School website at gracenotemusic.org/yola/.