Youth Bands of Orlando (YBO) was created for high school and middle school instrumentalists who wish to perform in an ensemble beyond the normal school day.
The YBO membership, chosen through a process involving director recommendations, is composed of wind and percussion performers from the public, private, parochial and home schools in the metropolitan Orlando area. All members must be actively involved in their school music program and must be recommended by their music teacher.
The rehearsal/performance schedule involves August thru October and January thru February. The YBO ensembles perform a variety of repertoire ranging from traditional (transcriptions, marches and works of serious and artistic merit) to cutting-edge contemporary composition and music from popular media venues.
Youth Bands of Orlando is affiliated with American Youth Ensembles and operates in cooperation with the Conn-Selmer Division of Education, headed by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser. Through this unique relationship performers will have access to esteemed conductors, educators, composers, soloists and ensembles - providing an opportunity to experience music in a unique, rewarding, instructive and constructive environment.
Interested in joining the Youth Bands of Orlando? Please fill out our registration form and we will contact you.