DG Youth Orchestra
Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra

Taking Part

The orchestra has now been going since 2018! We even managed to put on activities through the pandemic and came out the other side with diminished numbers, but with renewed enthusiasm! Of course young players in youth orchestras grow up and leave for pastures new and we are no different. So we are always looking to recruit new players. 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!  We are also able to provide travelling expenses to those who need them.  If you do please speak to one of the trustees. Read more below...

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.

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Travelling Expenses

We are fortunate to have been awarded grants by, amongst others, the Holywood Trust and the John Younger Trust. We are very grateful for all donations which give us funds to be able to reimburse travelling 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.