Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


pictured above: Connecticut Youth Orchestra 1961 (precursor to GBYO!)

2019 Alumni Concert Weekend


Join us for a special Alumni Concert on June 2, 2019!

We are celebrating our Alumni and the 10th Anniversary Season of Music Director Christopher Hisey


Friday, May 31, 2019 – Evening rehearsal 7 pm – 10 pm

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Full day rehearsal 9 am – 4 pm. Lunch included.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 – Alumni Reception 7:30 pm – 9 pm

Sunday, June 2, 2019 – Alumni Concert 2 pm

Concert & rehearsals will take place at University of Bridgeport Arnold Bernhard Center for the Performing Arts.

Saturday evening reception will be co-hosted by WSHU Public Radio at the WSHU studios on the campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT.

All GBYO alumni are invited to participate! Tell a friend!

Don’t worry if you haven’t played for a while. That’s why we are giving you advance notice! Plus, Maestro Hisey will get you up to speed.

Please let us know if you think you might come by filling out a contact form. More information and updates will be sent throughout the season.


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OVERHEARD… Click here to read testimonials from recent graduates.

———————————————————————————————————————————————————-Since its inception in 1961, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra has worked diligently to create a community of musicians through our world class music programs.

Whether our alumni go on to have careers in music, the arts or in other professions, their experience with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras will have offered them a deeper understanding and appreciation of music for the rest of their lives.

Alumni are invited to continue the tradition of our orchestra by supporting the organization in a number of ways, including sharing information with friends regarding concerts and events, attending concerts, making donations and even organizing fundraising events. Please contact our Executive Director via email or phone if you would like to become involved in any way!

Alumni Profile

The friendships, connections, and experiences developed at the GBYO can last a lifetime. We are committed to building our alumni community, and invite you to share your story or some words of inspiration for our young members! If you would like to include your profile please send us the following information: 1.) current photo, occupation, 2.) the years/GBYO programs in which you participated, and 3.) a short quote explaining your personal GBYO experience.

GBYO not only furthered my musical education, but gave me a greater confidence in life both on and off the stage.”
— Joe Smith