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/Holiday Party

Summer Music Showcase

Whether your young musician is ready for sleep away camp or prefers a local music experience, learn about the multitude of summer music opportunities in this area, the region and beyond. GBYO will host this fair style showcase at Tomlinson MS on January 6 from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. Free and open to the public. For more information or to sign up as a presenter, email



GBYO Concerto Competition

Hear some of GBYO's most accomplished musicians at a free concert on January 6! The final round of the GBYO Concerto Competition will feature violins, oboe, trumpet, clarinet and cello as six young musicians compete for the opportunity to solo at the GBYO Spring Concert. You will be amazed at the musicality and professionalism of the competitors! The concert is FREE thanks to Music for Youth. 2 pm, Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT.




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.



The Citizen Project

Join GBYO in an exploration of citizenship through music, spoken word, song and discussion as we prepare and debut a new symphonic work, “Citizen,” at the Winter Concert on March 4. “Citizen,” composed by award-winning Dr. Rex Cadwallader, will enthrall audiences with its originality, stunning sound and multimedia effects. Click here to read more and view a video about the project.

2017-18 Concert Schedule

GBYO Concerto Competition 

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


GBYO Winter Concert

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 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.

Kids4Kids Charity Concert with FCCC

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

Tickets available at or at the door the day of the concert starting at 6:00 pm.

Pequot Library Lawn Concert

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 pm
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT


GBYO Spring Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 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.