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Gifford Youth Orchestra

More violins - Better Tomorrows

MISSION STATEMENT


To provide education, experience, and training in various cultural and performing arts, including music, drama, dance, and the vocal arts for the youth of Gifford, Florida (and neighboring Indian River County communities), with a core focus on mastering stringed instruments.

 

More Violins ~ Better Tomorrows  - Is Our Slogan

Each One Teach One - Is Our Motto

Off the Street and on the Stage is our mission

 

 

 


 


A COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS FOR CHILDREN

We teach children to play the violin,

viola, cello, piano and use their melodious voices to

"Build Bridges for Better Tomorrows!"

100% of our high school graduates are either enrolled in --
or have completed their education at the college of their choice.

 

We currently offer lessons in:

 

 

 


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Welcome to the Gifford Youth Orchestra or GYO for short. We are extremely proud of the members of our Orchestra, who have dedicated countless hours to practice and rehearsals to improve their individual musical proficiency as well as the overall excellence of the Orchestra.

 

We have placed violins, violas and cellos in the hands of over 160 young people from 2003 to 2018. 

 

The Gifford Youth Orchestra changes lives. It gives children reasons to hope and to dream.  The GYO gives tools to children who want to step up and express life in the theater of life!  The GYO teaches children to decode the mysteries of symbols, lines, shapes by providing music education.   The GYO gives children skills to perform in front of audiences at banquets, celebrations, and on the stage.  The GYO spotlights children who are often  overlooked because they didn't have artistic and cultural opportunities in their early public school education.   The GYO says to those children, "Oh, Yes!  You, too, can!"  The GYO uplifts an entire community.   And, for that reason, We accept donations to provide instruments, instruction and sheet music to the members of our orchestra.   (See our list of what a student receives from a tuition scholarship.) Below you will find the names of others who believe in who we are and what we do . . . 

 


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Contact Us

By US Mail:

P O Box 691166
Vero Beach, FL  32969

 

By Telephone:

772-213-3007

 

Rehearsals and Classes at:

Gifford Community Center
4855 43rd Avenue
Vero Beach, FL 32967   
 



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CALENDAR


19th- Spring Piano Recital (3 pm)January

·  5th-Cultural Council Performance at Riverside Park

·  19th-MLK Banquet @ GYAC (Dr. Bujol & Iva taking some Intermediates & Advanced Students)

·  27th- Winter Piano Recital, 3 PM at Emerson Center


 

February

·  9th- Mulligans Fundraiser -CANCELLED via Iva

·  10th- GYO Strings Performance At Northside Agape Church, 10 AM, 3790 45th St. 32967

·  23rd- Annual GYO Student Production, Black History Program 2:00 pm at the Gifford Community Center 

 


 

March

·  16th- 57th Street Publix Bucket Drop (9 a - 5 p)


 

April

·  6th- 57th Street Publix Bucket Drop (9 a - 5 p)


 

May

  • 19th- Spring Piano Recital (3 pm)

 

June

 

July

·  8th - 13th- Mike Block String Camp and Concert

 

GYO Summer Camp - Date TBA

 

August    ·  

  

September

·  7th- 57th Street Publix Bucket Drop (9 a - 5 p)


 

October

·  11th, 12th and 13th - Sam’s Club Bucket Drop (9 a - 5 p)


 

November

·  Saturday, 2nd ~ GYO 16th Annual Concert, 3 pm at the Gifford Community Center


December 

                  ·  Tuesday, December 10th, GYO Student Awards Banquet at the Gifford Community Center 

                  ·  On or near Friday, December 20th, GYO Students perform for children at the Homeless Family Center

                  ·  Tuesday, December 24th, GYO Students Perform for children at the Hibiscus Society