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The heart of PYPO


Begin. Grow. Love.
Learn. Achieve.

Now in its 30th season, PYPO's five main ensembles are the heart of the organization. Young musicians in the first through twelfth grades play, learn, and perform with our team of music educators who are passionate about creating a nurturing and exciting environment in which young minds — and music — can thrive.


Students come from over 36 school districts, numerous private schools, and home-schooled students throughout the tri-state area. We are proud to have over 500 students playing with us each season. 

Overture Ensembles 
Developing Level

Overture is designed for developing to intermediate string or band players.  Overture musicians have an opportunity to learn more about playing their instrument while working in a string orchestra or band setting. 

Overture Strings


Overture Band


Prelude Ensembles 
Intermediate Level

Prelude allows musicians whose skills are still maturing to gain experience on their instrument while playing in both a string or band ensemble as well as a full orchestra setting.  

Prelude Strings


Prelude Band


Philharmonic Orchestra 
Advanced Level

Philharmonic is our most advanced ensemble.  It enables musicians to work on challenging, professional level repertoire which will advance their playing abilities in a full orchestra setting.

Black & Gold Pops 

The Black and Gold Pops is PYPO's newest ensemble, comprised of eighty members of the community, alumni, and current PYPO students. Black and Gold puts on fun, engaging community concerts with your favorite pops tunes. 

Rehearsal Information

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Join Us!

Please contact us with any questions!

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