Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras

  • Welcome to the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras!

  • Young artists make professional sound

  • Eight Ensembles. One Love of Music.

  • A place to learn and grow.

  • Full orchestras from strings to percussion

  • GBYO Italy Tour Summer 2016

  • Saturday rehearsal

  • Music Made. Friendships Forged.

  • Share. Learn. Grow.

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Regular Saturday Rehearsals/OPEN REHEARSAL

Open Rehearsal

Prospective musicians and their families are invited to view and listen to rehearsals on Saturday morning, May 5, 9:30 a.m. at Tomlinson Middle School, 200 Unquowa Rd., Fairfield, CT. Learn the history and philosophy of GBYO and what makes us a thriving and exciting organization valued by over 300 families. Stay tuned for more information or contact Executive Director Beth Ulman at to register.

Donate to GBYO

Young people achieve amazing things at GBYO. They develop their talents beyond what they thought possible and feel pride and joy in their accomplishments. The study of great music in an ensemble setting can be a transformative experience for young musicians, and GBYO's mission is to provide that experience in a challenging, fun and nurturing environment. Support GBYO with a donation and help us expand our reach to more musicians. Thank you!


Summer 2018 International Trip to Scotland & Iceland

GBYO will travel to Scotland & Iceland on a performance and sightseeing tour June 28 - July 6, 2018! Highlights include two performances in Scotland and one in Reykjavik, Iceland at the spectacular Harpa Hall plus visits to castles, cathedrals, national parks, and medieval towns. Members of Symphony, Jazz, and Principal ensembles are eligible to perform but all members of the GBYO extended family are invited to join the tour.

The Citizen Project

Join GBYO in an exploration of citizenship through music, spoken word, song and discussion as we prepare and debut a new symphonic work, “Citizen,” at the Winter Concert on March 4. “Citizen,” composed by award-winning Dr. Rex Cadwallader, will enthrall audiences with its originality, stunning sound and multimedia effects. Click here to read more and view a video about the project.

2017-18 Concert Schedule

Kids4Kids Charity Concert with FCCC

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 7:00 pm
Arnold Bernhard Center @ UB, Bridgeport, CT

Proceeds benefit Mikey's Way Foundation. Learn more.

Tickets available at or at the door the day of the concert starting at 6:00 pm.

Pequot Library Lawn Concert

Saturday, May 12, 2018, 2:00 pm
Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Ave., Southport, CT


GBYO Spring Concert

Sunday, May 20, 2018, 2:00 pm
Klein Auditorium, 910 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport, CT

Featuring soloist Jane Paknia in the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto.

Tickets available at or at The Klein the day of the concert starting at 1:00 pm.

Donnelly Dash

Run, walk or spectate at the 2018 Donnelly Dash in memory of Kim & Tim Donnelly. A community event with plenty of heart. GBYO provides music on the course! READ MORE.