Welcome to our DGYO website. The DGYO welcomes all young players of orchestral instruments at grade 3 level and above and who live, work or study in Dumfries and Galloway. Joining the orchestra will provide you with a wonderful opportunity to learn pieces and arrangements from the main orchestral repertoire. Together we will develop our playing skills in a way that motivates, inspires and encourages all of us valuing everyone’s contribution in a true celebration of music making. The DGYO will not only enhance your music skills but also provide you with the opportunity to develop your listening, teamwork, analytical, creativity and communication skills. You will meet other musicians from across the region and play together as a full orchestra as well as practise in small groups with expert tuition from our professional volunteers. Joining the orchestra is free. We hope that you enjoy looking at our website and if you have any questions or would like further information, please email me: contact@dgyouthorchestra.org.
Jane Hainey, Conductor and Musical Director

Are you school age, Grade 3 or above and play an orchestral instrument?

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New Youth Orchestra for the Region. Coaching by professional players and teachers.

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The orchestra meets regularly. There are Taster Days and Performances.

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Forthcoming Events

We shall be holding another series of rehearsals and a concert on 24 and 30 March and then on 11 and 18 May and 1 June.

The rehearsal on 24 March will be in the Minerva Hall of Dumfries Academy.  The rehearsal on 30 March will be in Castle Douglas Town Hall.  It will be followed by a short, informal (and free) concert starting around 12.30pm to which all are invited. 

The venues for the May and June sessions have not yet been decided.  Watch this space.

On 16 June we'll be participating in a concert by the Solway Sinfonia (http://solwaysinfonia.org.uk/) from which all profits will go to DGYO.  Thanks to the Solway Sinfonia!  Then we’ll have more sessions in September and November - dates and venues to be announced.