Twenty-four years ago the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County was launched to create opportunities for young musicians to grow musically by rehearsing and performing with other dedicated student musicians. Over the years, YOBC has grown from a single group to include an array of ensembles organized within a comprehensive curriculum designed to guide the growth of young musicians as they progress from beginning to advanced stages of their musical development. Click the links on the left to learn more about our ensembles.

 

NEWEST ENSEMBLE: Fanfare Winds 

- YOBC’s new top Advanced Division wind ensemble for select students

-Steve Sweetsir, conductor

-Rehearses 1:00-2:30 pm

 

Philharmonia: A FULL SYMPHONIC ORCHESTRA!

-Philharmonia now includes a full complement of woodwind, brass and percussion instruments!

-YOBC’s 2nd-tier full orchestra to give students symphonic experience before moving into Symphony Orchestra

-Moved to YOBC’s Advanced Division

-Steve Sweetsir, conductor, full rehearsal 2:45-4:00 pm

 

Robert Loughran, strings conductor, strings-only rehearsal 1:30-2:30 pm

 

Wind Ensemble 

-Karl Krelove, conductor

-Rehearses 1:00-2:30 pm

-Advanced Division Wind Ensemble

 

 

Percussion Ensemble NOW FOR WIND SYMPHONY PERCUSSIONISTS ONLY

 

-Intermediate Division ensemble

-Will include ‘Percussion Fundamentals’ classes

-Rehearses 3:30-4:45 pm

-Required for all Wind Symphony percussionists