Is BYO for me?
BYO is a first full symphony experience for many of our musicians. BYO is professionally-run youth orchestra with a supportive and nurturing approach to challenging young musicians. Our preparatory program, BYPO, grows the skill set necessary to succeed in BYO, and our chamber orchestra program, BYCO, offers the most skilled musicians the opportunity to play advanced scores.
Participation in weekly Saturday morning rehearsals and concerts along with practicing orchestra repertoire during the week are expected as minimum commitments of all BYO musicians.
The 2020/21 season will operate differently than normal due to the ongoing pandemic. We will focus on small ensembles and a hybrid rehearsal schedule that will alternate between in-person outdoor (& distanced) rehearsals and online rehearsals using software that enables real-time playing for groups of musicians.
Read about our modified 2020/21 season in the BYO Family Letter August 23rd
View our audition expectations and example BYO music for your instrument.
Discuss these with your music teacher!
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