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Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra



THURSDAYS  6.30pm  -  9pm

Gloucestershire Youth Orchestra was formed in 1951 and is one of the county music groups run by Gloucestershire Music (local authority music service).

The orchestra rehearses on Thursday evenings during term-time, and may give as many as nine concerts a year, performing programmes that range from the 18th century to the present day.

Membership of GYO is by audition only. String, brass and percussion players need to be at around a grade 7 standard and woodwind players around grade 8.

GYO continue their series of concerts reaching the more remote parts of the county and have raised well in excess of £20,000 for local, national and international charities during the year. 

In July 2015 and 2016, GYO were awarded national recognition for their performances at Music for Youth as well as special recognition for their innovative performances.