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We are proud to give the Wiregrass area youth the opportunity to be involved in the Wiregrass Youth Symphony Orchestra program, administered by the Tri-State Community Orchestra. This is a three level program. The Wiregrass Strings is for students who have never played the violin, viola, cello or bass and the Philharmonia is for students who have been playing for at least one year. The Youth Symphony is by audition, and for the more advanced youth players. Music selections will include pieces from Bach to Pop. It’s always a fun time. We are very excited about this premier program for the Wiregrass area and we know your child will have a great time learning about music through string instrument playing.

Wiregrass Youth Symphony Orchestra Programs Director Is Rachel Cole

Wiregrass Strings
The Wiregrass Strings is for beginning students between the ages of approximately 9 and highschool graduate to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or bass. The program will consist of two approximately 16 week semesters. The Wiregrass Strings meet on Saturday mornings at 9:00 am -10:00 at the Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews St. You may register at your first attendance of the class. The fee is $165 per semester.

Philharmonia
The Philharmonia is for students between the ages of approximately 9 and highschool graduate who have had a year or more of violin, viola, cello or bass lessons. The program will consist of two 16 week semesters. The Philharmonia meets on Saturday mornings at 10:00 am -11:00 at the Cultural Arts Center, 909 S. St. Andrews St. You may register at the Cultural Arts Center Office, Monday-Friday, 9-5 or at your first attendance of the class. The fee is $165 per semester.

The Youth Symphony
The Youth Symphony is for students between the ages of approximately 9 and highschool graduate who have been playing a stringed instrument for at least one year, and are selected after passing an audition. There are openings for a pianist and a limited number of woodwind players. Call for current non-string instrument needs. Rehearsal for the Youth Symphony will be at the Cultural Arts Center on Saturdays between 11:00 and 12:30. The fee is $165 per semester.

Sponsor a WYSO Scholarship

Any one wishing to sponsor a scholarship for the WYSO can do so at any time. Contact us by clicking the “Contact Us” link on the left side of this page.

Instruments and material
Available at Art’s Music Shop, Latta-Baldwin Family Music Center and Carousel Music.

More info:

For further information you may call the Cultural Arts Center office at (334) 699-2787 or click the “Contact Us” link on the left side of this page.

Meeting times: Wiregrass Strings Sat. 9-10 am, Philharmonia Sat. 10-11 am, Youth Symphony Sat. 11-12:30

Schedule for the Youth Symphony, Philharmonia, and Wiregrass Strings:

WYSO Dates
January 5: Registration
January 12: Meet
January 19: Meet
January 26: Meet
February 2: Meet
February 9: Meet
February 16: Meet
February 23: Meet
March 2: Meet
March 9: Meet
March 16: Meet
March 23: Meet
March 30: Off for Spring Break
April 6: Off for Spring Break
April 13: Meet
April 20: Meet
April 27: Meet
May 4: Meet
May 11: Meet
May 18: Spring Concert