Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

  • Welcome to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras!

  • Young artists make professional sound

  • Nine Ensembles. One Love of Music.

  • Full orchestras from strings to percussion

  • The highest quality instruction and performance venues

  • Saturday rehearsals

  • A place to learn and grow.

  • Scotland & Iceland Tour Summer 2018

  • Music Made. Friendships Forged.

Next event in May 31, 2019 19 00 -14400

Alumni Concert Rehearsal

Open Auditions

Be a part of GBYO! Audition registration is now open to new students for the 2019-2020 season. Families interested in joining GBYO should register now for a June 12 audition spot. We welcome all orchestral instruments plus saxophone and baritone. GBYO serves more than 350 students in 5th grade through 12th grade with 9 different ensembles including 3 full orchestras, wind ensemble, string orchestra, percussion and 2 jazz bands. Visit for more information or click below to register now. Tomlinson MS, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield. New students may also audition in August by indicating "not available June 12" on the registration form.



GBYO is serious about its mission to inspire and educate young musicians. Our holistic approach to music education means we challenge students at every stage of their music development while making sure they feel supported by their conductors and peers. GBYO’s young musicians develop their talents beyond what they possible and feel pride and joy in their accomplishments. Support GBYO with a donation and help us expand our reach to more musicians. Thank you! 


Summer 2020 Baltics Trip

July 1-9, 2020

GBYO will travel to the Baltic region in Summer 2020 for an international performance tour! The itinerary includes sightseeing and performances in the musical cities of Tallinn, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and St. Petersburg, Russia. CLICK HERE for more information.


2018-19 Concerts


Alumni Concert

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 pm
University of Bridgeport, Bernhard Center for the Arts, 84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport, CT
FREE CONCERT presented by GBYO Alumni under the baton of Christopher Hisey in celebration of his 10thanniversary season with GBYO.

Chamber Orchestra Concert

Sunday, June 9, 2019, 7:00 pm Concert, 6:00 pm Reception
The Unitarian Church in Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Rd., Westport, CT
GBYO's Advanced Chamber Orchestra will impress and entertain with selections featuring strings and winds in a peaceful and beautiful setting. Mix and mingle with GBYO musicians, staff and supporters as a special treat in advance of the concert.

Tickets for reception and concert are available at