Welcome to the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County
Concert Bands – String Ensembles – Orchestras
Now accepting new student auditions for the Spring 2022 semester.
Meet this season’s Concerto Soloist
Congratulations to cellist Ezra Greenberg for being the winner of the YOBC 2021-2022 Concerto Soloist Competition. He will perform Élégie (Op. 24) by Gabriel Fauré with the YOBC Symphony Orchestra on November 21st at the Delaware Valley University in Doylestown, PA.
Ezra Greenberg is a senior at Pennsbury High School who began cello in fourth grade and joined YOBC in sixth grade. He has studied cello with Charles Forbes and Noelle Grand.
Register for our Preview Day Events!
Do you love to play a string, brass, woodwind, or percussion instrument? Come join YOBC instructors for our upcoming events open to instrumental students. Meet other young musicians, participate in group orchestra and band activities, and get a taste of what it’s like to be in YOBC! All events will take place at Bucks County Community College, Newtown campus, and are sponsored by the Youth Orchestra of Bucks County. Register at yobc.org. Events include Elementary Band Days and String Preview Day. All events are free.
YOBC is saddened by the passing of Tamara Warren, a great friend and supporter of YOBC.
Tamara loved to teach and play cello and was a proud patron of the arts community in Bucks County. She was the devoted mother of Katie and Thomas Warren, both YOBC alumni. The Warren Family Foundation, through Tamara’s efforts, provided many years of financial support to YOBC, particularly for our scholarship programs. The YOBC community will greatly miss Tamara’s vibrant artistry and warm spirit.
Information about Tamara’s memorial service can be found here.
The Youth Orchestra of Bucks County provides students in grades 4 through 12 with advanced musical training to enhance and supplement their school programs.
Based on level of mastery, students are placed in one or more of our eight core ensembles that include string-only groups, concert bands, and full orchestras. In addition to our weekly Sunday rehearsals during the school year, YOBC offers students opportunities for peer mentoring, chamber ensembles, advanced performing opportunities, and professionally run master classes for all instrumental groups. For our older students, we also offer international musical performance tours.
We encourage you to explore our website to discover all of the possibilities. We are currently accepting auditions for our 2021-2022 season.