Upon realizing the lack of a strings program in the schools of Sierra Vista and surrounding communities, the Cochise County Youth Orchestra was launched in January of 2002 with an initial enrollment of six students. 

The “strings only” ensemble is currently comprised of violins, violas, cellos, and string bass. Over the years the orchestra has been growing in size, as well evolving and expanding its style to include a wide variety of music, including classical, old-time fiddle, western swing, jazz, Celtic and modern day popular songs. Orchestra members enjoy the variety and learn different techniques with each musical style.

Program Purpose:  To give the children of our community the opportunity to play string music in a group setting. 

Mission:  The orchestra is dedicated to building responsibility, discipline, and communication skills in our local youth through music.
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Back to School Fair
10:00am to 12:00pm

Stop by our table and learn more about the Youth Orchestra from CCYO instructors and board members, plus you and your children can try out a stringed instrument while you're there!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

First day of classes for the orchestra!
Register now by downloading the registration form
from our Classes page, and either mail the completed form and payment to:

CCYO, P.O. Box 391, Sierra Vista, AZ 85636

or bring it to the first day of class.

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