Concert Bands – String Orchestras – Full Orchestras
Now accepting new student auditions for
YOBC Preview Day
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!
String Preview Day for grades 3-7 (Saturday, January 6th, 10:00 am – 12 noon)
Band Preview Day for Grades 4-6 (Saturday, February 10th, 2024, 10a – 12 noon)
Meet this season’s Concerto Soloists
Ricky Ridpath (Cello)
Cello Concerto in E minor, Op. 85
by Edward Elgar
Ricky Ridpath (cello) is a senior at William Tennent High School and has been playing the cello for ten years. He joined YOBC in 2018 and is currently the cellist for YOBC’s Honors String Quartet. He has studied with cellists David Inloes, Eve Miller, and Noelle Grand.
Nicholas Feng (Horn)
Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat major
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Nicolas Feng (Horn) is a Central Bucks South High School senior who joined YOBC in 2019 and has played in the Concert Band, Philharmonia, and Symphony Orchestra.
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.