Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Founded in 2004, serving Savannah, Georgia and surrounding counties Learn More


  • Butter Braid Fundraiser – Now Through October 28!

    Butter Braid Fundraiser – Now Through October 28!

    The Armstrong Youth Orchestra is selling Butter Braid pastries to raise money for the operating budget and scholarships. Get Info

  • Submit Your Audition Video for Spring 2020

    Submit Your Audition Video for Spring 2020

    New students and former students who are not currently enrolled must email an audition video for the Spring 2020 orchestra season. The audition deadline is December 15, 2020. Click for details.

  • Rehearsal Schedule

    Rehearsal Schedule

    The Armstrong Youth Orchestra rehearses each weekend in the Georgia Southern University Fine Arts building on the Armstrong Campus. Get Rehearsal Info

  • Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

    Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

    We are wishing the best of luck and much success to the graduating seniors from the Armstrong Youth Orchestra! View Graduates

Our Ensembles

String Orchestra Ensembles

Debut Strings Ensemble (DSE) is the entry-level string ensemble. Students should be at least a rising 2nd grader or age 7 by September 1st.

Serenade Strings Ensemble (SSE) is the second tier string ensemble, designed for beginning-level string musicians who have already played in an ensemble, or intermediate-level musicians new to orchestral playing.

Lyric Strings Ensemble (LSE) is the third tier string ensemble, and is intended for advanced beginner and intermediate level string students.

More About DSE More About SSE More About LSE

Full Orchestra Ensembles

Repertory Youth Orchestra (RYO), is a “full orchestra ensemble” (strings, plus woodwinds, brass, and percussion) for intermediate and advancing level musicians. RYO performs arrangements of standard classical orchestral repertoire at a graded Level 4.

The Armstrong Youth Orchestra (AYO) is the most advanced ensemble in our Armstrong Youth Orchestra Program. Students in this ensemble are ready to learn major symphonic repertoire instead of student arrangements.

More About RYO More About AYO

Fall 2020

New for Fall 2020

The Armstrong Youth Orchestra program is excited to get back to music-making this semester after the COVID-19 months of silence. Please know that we have been working diligently with GSU and establishing strict guidelines to help protect our children. We will be following GSU restrictions on room capacity, face mask requirements, taking temperatures, washing hands, chairs spaced out–each string student will have their own stand, designated times in a room and rotating rooms to allow “empty time” to limit viral build-up and allow time afterward for aerosols to settle and be removed by the HVAC system.

Currently our enrollment allows us to have only our advanced ensemble AYO as in previous semesters, and a special string ensemble called the Armstrong String Ensemble (ASE). The Armstrong Strings Ensemble (ASE) is intended for intermediate students. All music performed by this group will be Level 3 – 3.5 in the state of Georgia. We hope to implement all of our normal ensembles in January for our Spring Semester.