Armstrong Youth Orchestra

Armstrong Youth Orchestra

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


  • 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

  • The Orchestra Season is Taking a Rest…

    The Orchestra Season is Taking a Rest…

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the orchestra season is on hold. We hope you are staying safe and well, and we look forward to playing together again.

  • Concerto Competition Finalists Perform in Honors Recital

    Concerto Competition Finalists Perform in Honors Recital

    The Armstrong Youth Orchestra Honors Recital held on March 1, 2020 honored the five finalists from the recent Concerto Competition. Congratulations to these talented musicians! Learn More

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 Auditions

Fall Audition Dates TBD

As soon as we have information about when orchestra sessions can resume, we’ll post audition dates for our fall season.

Meanwhile, browse through the audition requirements from last fall begin preparations. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Audition Requirements by Instrument