DG Youth Orchestra
Dumfries and Galloway Youth Orchestra

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!


Our aim is for our members to enjoy making music and learning about it at the same time. In addition to participating in a full orchestra you will receive expert tuition from professional musicians in smaller groups. You will have the opportunity to play in the orchestra regularly with other young folk under the expert guidance of Jane Hainey who was, for many years, a 1st violinist with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. You will also have the opportunity to play in short concerts for your family and friends and, as your confidence increases, for the public as well!

The orchestra meets regularly in various locations and is free to join.

If you like the sound of this and would like to join you can download an application form using the link below. Please also email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download an Application Form to take part