Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras


55 years of Music and Friendship!

Join us for a special Anniversary Concert by the Rex Cadwallader Trio on February 26, 2017, 3 pm. “Dr. C.” is GBYO’s Jazz Ensemble Director. He will perform jazz classics in a special house concert to benefit and celebrate GBYO. Suggested donation $20. Please register so we know you are coming! Alumni and friends of GBYO are welcome! Meet and greet old friends and new!

Detailed information including location and directions will be sent via email the week before the concert. Email for more information.


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Since its inception in 1961, the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra has worked diligently to create a community of musicians through our world class music programs.

Whether our alumni go on to have careers in music, the arts or in other professions, their experience with the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras will have offered them a deeper understanding and appreciation of music for the rest of their lives.

Alumni are invited to continue the tradition of our orchestra by supporting the organization in a number of ways, including sharing information with friends regarding concerts and events, attending concerts, making donations and even organizing fundraising events. Please contact our Executive Director via email or phone if you would like to become involved in any way!

Alumni Profile

The friendships, connections, and experiences developed at the GBYO can last a lifetime. We are committed to building our alumni community, and invite you to share your story or some words of inspiration for our young members! If you would like to include your profile please send us the following information: 1.) current photo, occupation, 2.) the years/GBYO programs in which you participated, and 3.) a short quote explaining your personal GBYO experience.

GBYO not only furthered my musical education, but gave me a greater confidence in life both on and off the stage.”
— Joe Smith