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Symphony Orchestra

The most advanced group in the PYSO Orchestral Training Program: experienced, exceptionally talented, dedicated high school student musicians.

Philharmonic Orchestra

A full symphonic orchestra of over 100 junior and senior high musicians whose auditions show musicality and advanced technical skills.

Wind Orchestra

Junior and senior high woodwind, brass and percussion students develop solo and ensemble skills and tone quality necessary for advanced symphonic band or orchestra.

String Orchestra

Talented upper elementary and junior high students tackle more advanced rehearsal and performance orchestral skills.

Chamber Winds

A new elite ensemble for winds and percussionists in junior and senior high school, comprised of select members of the Philharmonic Orchestra and Wind Orchestra.

Percussion Ensemble

Percussionists from all the PYSO groups play a variety of styles of music in a specialty rehearsal following the weekly orchestra rehearsals.

Prelude Strings

Eager string students, grades 1-5, receive string technique instruction and ensemble experience in a fun and inviting group setting.


Auditions for the following school year occur annually in May. This season, PYSO is accepting rolling auditions.