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.

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Spring Break Weekend

Open Rehearsals

Join us at Tomlinson Middle School in Fairfield on May 4 from 9:30 am-11 am to see and hear GBYO in action! Families interested in joining GBYO next season will have the opportunity to observe all levels of rehearsals, meet parents and current students, and talk to staff and the Music Director. Free tickets to our Spring Concert for all families who attend Open Rehearsal! We welcome all orchestral instruments plus saxophone and baritone. GBYO serves students in 5th grade through 12th grade. Kindly RSVP to Tomlinson MS, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield. Free parking at train station across the street.



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

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 19, 2019, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT
All ensembles will perform. Concert will feature violinist Gerald Kim, winner of the 2019 GBYO Concerto Competition, who will perform a concerto accompanied by the Principal Orchestra.

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Alumni Concert

Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 pm
University of Bridgeport, Bernhard Center for the Arts, 84 Iranistan Ave., Bridgeport, CT
GBYO Alumni are invited to perform 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.