Youth Bands and Orchestras

Bands and orchestras serving the Orange County and Los Angeles County area:

Community Youth Orchestra of Southern California
The CYOSC has four different string ensembles that are appropriate for all ages and skill levels. The ensembles perform in four concerts throughout the season, and students have the opportunity to learn from qualified instructors in the music field without the stress of chair testing. Visit their website for more information about their audition process and tuition.

Cerritos College Community Education
Cerritos College offers two ensemble opportunities for musicians (ages 12+). Their community orchestra consists of strings, winds, and percussion instruments, while their community band consists of winds and percussion instruments only. Both ensembles play contemporary and traditional music. Students must have prior music experience. Visit their Community Band and Community Orchestra class listings for more information.

Musique Sur La Mer
MSLM offers a variety of ensemble opportunities to members of its Youth Symphony Orchestra (ages 12-25). This is a traveling orchestra, with potential international performance opportunities. The Youth Symphony Orchestra’s instrumentation and audition information is available on their website, along with information regarding their ensembles.


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