Orchestra for Youth

in Western Colorado

Providing young string musicians the opportunity to experience the joys and challenges of orchestral rehearsals and performances in a nurturing environment

The Valley Youth Orchestra is three string orchestras in one
  • The Concertino Orchestra is comprised of students with a minimum of one year of private instruction and includes music mentors from the other two ensembles.
  • The Philharmonic Orchestra is comprised of intermediate students with 2-4 years of private instruction and includes music mentors from the Chamber Orchestra.
  • The Symphonic Chamber Orchestra is comprised of advanced students with typically 4+ years of private instruction.

The Valley Youth Orchestra has given me the chance to participate in an activity that I love with other music devotees. This has been a great gift to me in that it has taught me the value of group collaboration and helped me improve as an individual while contributing to a greater whole.

Kelly S.Age 10, VYO participant for 8 years.

VYO gives me a place to be myself as a musician. I have also learned to play well with others.

Maggie C.Age 13, VYO participant for 7 years.

I'm learning so many things and I'm having so much fun!

Zohar S.Age 12. VYO participant for 1 semester.

Music has been my life for a very long time. The orchestra has been a wonderful place for me to share it.

Anwen B.Age 16. VYO participant for 6 years.

Upcoming Concerts

Watch our concerts

Flash Mob at The Montrose Farmer’s Market!

4/30/22 Movie Music Matinee Concert
Chamber Orchestra “Captain America March” by Alan Silvestri, arr. O’Loughlin

3/12/22 Celtic Concert
Irish Whistle arr. Bob Phillips

Combined Orchestras December 2022

Thank you to our Sponsors

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