Our Ensembles

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Longmont Youth Symphony Orchestra

The Longmont Youth Symphony Orchestra is an honors symphony orchestra (including string, wind, brass and percussion instruments) for advanced student musicians. Rehearsals take place on Saturday mornings throughout the school year from 9:00am to 11:45am. Six performances per year, including side-by-side performances with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and the Boulder Symphony Orchestra as well as joint concerts with our other ensembles.

ALL WIND/BRASS PLAYERS IN THE LYSO ARE REQUIRED TO ALSO PARTICIPATE IN THE LYWE.

The LYSO Offers:

  • Public Concerts, including side-by-sides with the Longmont Symphony Orchestra and Boulder Symphony Orchestra

  • Challenging music, designed to help every student grow

  • Exposure to a broad sampling of musical repertoire

  • Retreats, July 4 Concert in the Park, picnics, and fun!


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Longmont Youth Strings Ensemble and Wind Ensemble

Our program is a rewarding opportunity for players to expand and develop their musical abilities. Students are taught by professional musicians; they are also inspired and mentored by the more advanced student musicians who are members of the Longmont Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Challenging musical repertoire will help students to rapidly increase their skill level as they enjoy interacting with their musical peers. Typically, our students take private music lessons and are members of their school orchestra program. Our ensembles are an excellent opportunity for students to enrich their school music education and gain more performance experience. Many Ensemble students progress and move on to audition for our full youth symphony orchestra.

The Longmont Youth Strings Ensemble consists of the following instrumentation:

  • Violin I/II

  • Viola

  • Cello

  • Bass

The Longmont Youth Wind Ensemble is a wind and brass orchestra with the following instrumentation:

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  • English Horn

  • Bassoon

  • French Horn

  • Trumpet

  • Trombone

  • Baritone (Euphonium)

  • Tuba

  • Percussion

  • Flute

  • Piccolo

  • Oboe

  • Clarinet

  • Bass Clarinet

  • Alto Saxophone

  • Tenor Saxophone

  • Baritone Saxophone