Welcome to the website of the Alachua County Youth Orchestra. The ACYO is currently the only full orchestral experience for the youth of Alachua County. The orchestra has been in existence for over 40 years providing free concerts for the residents of Alachua and the surrounding Counties. The orchestra usually provides or participates in four concerts a year; Winter concert, Stop Children’s Cancer Concert, Spring Concert, and the Meet the Orchestra/Fifth Grade Concert. It may participate in other events as opportunities arise.
In honor of the youth orchestra's accomplishments, the Alachua County Board of County Commissioners proclaimed June 8th, 2010 "Alachua County Youth Orchestra Day." See video here.
This year the orchestra has 93 student members primarily in 6th -12th grade. Membership in the orchestra is through auditions held each fall. The orchestra is a Not-For-Profit 501c3 corporation run by a board of directors composed primarily of parent volunteers. Support for the orchestra has come from state, county and city grants, private donations as well as annual dues paid by the members.
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Lastly I encourage you to attend our next free concert. The date for this can be found at the top of this page or you can check the concerts link.
Elizabeth Lada Elston