School-Year Orchestras

11 orchestras open to musicians of all ability levels ages 7-18. There is a place for you in GTCYS!

About Our Orchestras

GTCYS’ 11 school-year orchestras provide a rigorous and inspiring orchestral learning community for more than 800 beginning to pre-professional string, woodwind, brass, and percussion students each year. Students audition annually and are placed by ability in one of our 11 orchestras. Every orchestra has weekly evening rehearsals, several annual performances (including two at Orchestra Hall), day retreats, sectionals with professional musicians, social activities, and leadership opportunities like mentoring and service projects. Click on an orchestra to learn more about it! They are listed in order from beginning to advanced.

  • Mark Russell Smith directs Symphony at Orchestra Hall

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