The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club starts its new season next week with a meeting Thursday, Aug. 29, at West Homer Elementary School. Prelude, the group for younger musicians, meets at 4 p.m. The older and more advanced group meets at 6 p.m. for ages 10 and up. The orchestra meets every Thursday afterward except for holidays. “This is a great opportunity for young musicians to share their passion for music under the direction of expert conductor Lisa Shallock,” said Kara Clemens, program administrator. For more information, e-mail Clemens at email@example.com, call her at 235-6108 or visit hysoc.org.