The Southampton Youth Orchestras are a fantastic way for children and young adults to benefit from the wonderful opportunities that playing music can bring. Whatever your background, learning a musical skill has been shown to improve language, literacy and general intelligence; academic ability; personal and social development and emotional development.
Friends of Southampton Youth Orchestras is a charitable organisation (Registered Charity no. 283789) which supports Southampton’s orchestral and string ensembles. These offer opportunities for very new players, who may be just 8 or 9 years old, through to sixth formers of Grade 8 standard. Many of those who started out in the junior ensembles have, with encouragement from teachers and families, built on those early experiences to get right to the top of the SYO musical Pyramid and beyond.
SYCS Tour to Ireland, 17-22 February 2019
SYCS arrived safely at Newgrange Lodge this afternoon. We will be posting a selection of updates from Ireland during the tour to the Friends’ facebook page which can be found here : https://www.facebook.com/Friendsofsouthamptonyouthorchestras
(You shouldn’t need an account on facebook to see this page)
A full album of photographs taken by Chris Nichols will be uploaded to our gallery on this site after the tour.
Please note : The scheduled return time is now 8:30am on Friday 22nd February
2019 FSYO Fundraising Calendars
|Following on from our photo competition, the calendars are now on sale.
Each month features a fantastic photograph sent in by our players.
The calendar also includes the 2019 concert dates for our ensembles and orchestras.We still have a few calendars left – these can be purchased from our rehearsals at discounted prices:£3 for one
£5 for two
How can I help?
Be a Friend! You can become a Friend by completing our Membership form, or if you can contribute in other ways, just drop us a line and we’ll get in touch. Please read our pages on how you can help and on different ways to support us.
We’d love to hear from you if you could offer any kind of support, however great or small, throughout the year! Please contact Amanda Mitchell (Chair) to find out more about how you can contribute. Joining today is one important way of helping us to support your child’s orchestra, and other orchestras in the pyramid, now and into the future.