DG Youth Orchestra
Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra


The next  DGYO rehearsals will be on the following dates in 2020.  All rehearsals will be from 9:45am until 1:00pm with a break and are held in St Joseph's College, Dumfries.

  • 25 April and 2 & 9 May 2020.

DGYO is also entering the Dumfries & District Music Festival on 21 March 2020.  We'll keep the website updated with news about this when we have it.

All orchestra dates - rehearsals, concerts and other events can be found on the Calendar 

Taking Part

The orchestra has made an excellent start and we are now looking to recruit additional members. Our entry requirements are simple - we are looking for enthusiastic young musicians who play an orchestral instrument, ideally at Grade 3 or above. But we also welcome less advanced players who love playing music and would like to get involved. Indeed, if you haven't yet started to play an instrument why not come to one of our rehearsals to listen and speak to one of our team who may be able to help you to find a teacher or an instrument that you'd like!

Map Showing St Joseph's College, Dumfries

St Joseph's College, Dumfries is our regular rehearsal venue.  Please note that you cannot enter St Joseph's College via the previous front entrance on Craigs Road.  Instead you must enter at the rear from Aldermanhill Road.  There is plenty of parking at the rear and the entrance to the school is close by.

If you click on the map a larger version will open.

Travelling Expenses

We are delighted to say that we have been awarded a grant from the Holywood Trust to whom we are very grateful.  An important part of our application was seeking funds to be able to recompense travel expenses.  We want to make access to DGYO activities inclusive and equitable for young musicians from the whole of Dumfries & Galloway and we are very well aware that it costs a lot in fuel and time for folk coming from Stranraer or Langholm, for example, to a more central location such as Castle Douglas or Dumfries.