A no fee orchestra for children from 5 -21, Hernando Youth Orchestra provides instruments, musical scores and lessons to any student who can read music. There are no auditions for the primary orchestra. After completing a registration form online at our website, a child may simply begin to attend the weekly rehearsals held most Sundays from 3:30-5:00 at The Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee. Several times each year, when the orchestra has mastered sufficient music Hernando Youth Orchestra performs for the community at a free concert.
HYO is supported by grants, sponsorships and donations from the public. The staff is comprised of volunteers who offer their time and experience to help these talented youngsters achieve their potential. Adult volunteers are welcome.