Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

  • Welcome to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras!

  • Young artists make professional sound

  • Six Ensembles. One Love of Music.

  • A place to learn and grow.

  • Full orchestras from strings to percussion

  • GBYO Italy Tour Summer 2016

  • Saturday rehearsal

  • Music Made. Friendships Forged.

  • Share. Learn. Grow.

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Regular Saturday Rehearsals

Open Rehearsal

Visit GBYO rehearsals at Tomlinson MS on October 28 (9:30-10:45 am) and see and hear for yourself what the buzz is all about!  We welcome all instruments! Over 330 student musicians from grades 5-12 play in one of our 5 regular ensembles. GBYO also has 2 Jazz Ensembles and a Percussion Ensemble.

We are still actively seeking the following instruments to fill out our orchestras (Percussion; Tuba; Bassoon; Oboe; French horn; Trombone; Bass; Viola), but all dedicated student musicians are encouraged to attend Open Rehearsal.

Free tickets to the GBYO Fall Concert for families who attend Open Rehearsal! For more information, email

Summer 2018 International Trip to Scotland & Iceland

GBYO will travel to Scotland & Iceland on a performance and sightseeing tour June 28 - July 6, 2018! Highlights include two performances in Scotland and one in Reykjavik, Iceland at the spectacular Harpa Hall plus visits to castles, cathedrals, national parks, and medieval towns. Members of Symphony, Jazz, and Principal ensembles are eligible to perform but all members of the GBYO extended family are invited to join the tour.





2017-18 Concert Schedule

Fall Concert

Sunday, November 19, 2017, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Tickets available at or at The Klein the day of the concert starting at 1:00 pm.

GBYO Concerto Competition 

Saturday, January 6, 2018, 2:00 pm
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT

Winter Concert

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Kids4Kids Charity Concert with FCCC

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arnold Bernhard Center @ UB, Bridgeport, CT

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT