Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


GBYO holds weekly Saturday morning rehearsals at Tomlinson MS (200 Unquowa Rd.) in Fairfield. In the case of Saturday conflicts with important musical experiences such as Regionals, GBYO will meet on Sunday afternoon. Each ensemble has a full rehearsal with a conductor and sectionals with specially trained GBYO coaches, with the exception of Wind Ensemble, which rehearses together for its full time. Every group has a 15 minute break for snack, which is an important part of the social experience at GBYO. Bagels, donuts from Dunkin Donuts and water are offered to students. We strive to be nut-free.

Arrive at least 10 minutes before rehearsal begins to find your seat and warm up a bit. We allow students to miss 3 rehearsals per concert cycle, but conductors should be made aware of absences ahead of time. Conductor emails can be found in the Membership Handbook.

Ensembles start and end at different times; details are on the website calendar, the back of the PDF calendar, and below. In the event of a weather cancellation, please check the website; a notice will be printed below the sliding pictures at top. Also, an email will be sent by 7 am and there will be posts on Facebook and Instagram.


String Orchestra & Wind Ensemble 9 am – 11 am

Symphony Orchestra 9 am – 11:30 am

Concert Orchestra 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Percussion Ensemble 9:15 am – 11:45 am

Principal Orchestra 9 am – 12 pm

Jazz Ensemble 2  12:00 pm – 1 pm

Jazz Ensemble 1  12:30 pm – 2 pm


Jazz Ensemble 1 12 – 1:30 pm

Jazz Ensemble 2 12:15 – 1:15 pm

String Orchestra + Wind Ensemble 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

All Other Ensembles 1:30 pm – 4 pm