- Friends of Southampton Youth Orchestras

How Can I Help?

The Friends need You!

Like most charities, FSYO rely on people giving their time as well as money. In order to allow us to continue supporting the young musicians in our ensembles, we need more help.

There are many different ways in which you could help us :

Please consider whether you could help us in any of these areas. They range from short, one-off jobs to more regular or ongoing tasks.
If you would like to help, please speak to a committee member at a rehearsal or concert (the ensemble directors can help direct you to us) or email us on info@fsyo.org.uk – we really appreciate all the help we can get!


Helping at Rehearsals

  • Setting up chairs before the rehearsal
  • Putting up music stands
  • Selling refreshments
  • Making cakes
  • Selling concert tickets


Helping at Concerts

On Arrival

  • Unloading the van
  • Setting up chairs
  • Putting up stands

Before a Concert and During the Interval

  • Selling concert tickets on the door
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Folding raffle tickets
  • Selling programmes
  • Selling refreshments

After a Concert

  • Packing away equipment
  • Clearing the stage
  • Loading the van


Spreading the Word

  • Share our events and news on Social Media
  • Put up concert posters and distribute flyers
  • Tell friends, family and colleagues about our concerts

Find us on Facebook


Joining the Committee

If you would like to become more involved in the running of the friends, we would love to hear from you.  The committee generally meets once every half term.
We are currently looking for someone to fill the role of Membership Secretary.




Ideas and Suggestions

We are always on the lookout for new ideas and suggestions for ways to raise money or ways to help our young musicians.  Please let us know, either in person or by emailing us at info@fsyo.org.uk