Welcome to the Westmorland Youth Orchestra 2017-2018 Season 


                       ...Nurturing young musicians for nearly 70 years...



Concert at Kendal Parish Church 01/07/2017


2017 Come and Try Nights

Come and play in the Orchestra for FREE on 8th and 22nd September 2017! We're looking for new players from any section of the orchestra, and have instruments available to lend. Players are usually aged 12-18 and rehearsals take place at the Castle Street Centre in Kendal at 7pm Friday evenings during shcool term time. If you're interested in attending one of these nights then you can just turn up, or contact Caroline Holden or Tony Farren using the forms on this page for more information.








More details will be released soon.








The WYO has officially appointed its new Musical Director! Roland Fudge, who has served the orchestra as Musical Director for 6 years and as a player and tutor for many more, will be stepping down after the concert on 1st July. His replacement is Fredrik Holm, a local bassoonist and experienced musician who is looking forward to bringing his natural musical talent and energy to the orchestra and continue their ongoing development. Further details will be released in due course.







TRY OUR FEEDER GROUPS - for all young players between approximately grade 2 to 4 standard. We have instruments to lend - FREE, and sessions for starters are highly subsidised.

Feeder Groups



Our Summer 2017 Newsletter is now available! Click here to download a PDF copy.







                                                                     Website last updated 10th September 2017