- Friends of Southampton Youth Orchestras

Be our Friend in 2019!

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.

Find out more about FSYO

2020 Calendar Photo Competition

Following the success of last year’s FSYO photo competition and fundraising calendar, we are pleased to announce that we are looking for photographs to use in next year’s calendar.  Please visit our Photo Competition page for more details on how to enter.

This year’s deadline for entries will be Sunday 15th September.



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.

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