Welcome!

The Helena Youth Orchestra exists to introduce classical and contemporary orchestral literature to student musicians of all ages through varied musical ensembles and performance opportunities.

In 2005, Kevin Cleary brought together a handful of young string musicians who wanted opportunities to perform challenging orchestral literature. With the help of several years of dedicated students and talented conductors, teachers, and coaches, that small string ensemble has grown into the Helena Youth Orchestra.

In this 2018-2019 season, HYO will continue to offer students the opportunity to perform in a symphony orchestra setting in conjunction with our partner organization, the Helena Youth Chorus. We invite you to join all these passionate young artists as they explore and bring beautiful music to the Helena community!

The Helena Youth Orchestra appreciates the generous support of these community partners!