Upcoming GYO Events

       Spring Concert

              Saturday, May 11, 2024
Time: 1:00-3:00 pm

                           Gifford Community Center

              4855 43rd Avenue

                 Vero Beach, FL  32967


June 10th – June 14th, 2024

9:00-4:00pm, drop beings at 8:30am

2024 Graduate

Aaron Romero

Pianist since 2018


Music and Cultural Arts Education for Children ages 3 through 18

I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy;
but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” 


Honor our Community

In honor of the community togetherness that existed when Gifford had its own high school, we have re-ignited the mascot that brought many folks to their feet to cheer for their children.

Augment Community Togetherness

We hope to enhance that old feeling of community togetherness that over rides the difference in creed, age, and financial standing.

We are the Gifford Tigers

We are the Gifford Tigers with a gentle spirit of nurturing and caring for each other, a ferocious consciousness for excellence, and the ability to adapt to whatever is put before us.

to achieve our mission

As a contribution to the idea of breaking the cycle of poverty,


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.

The Gifford Youth Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Your generous gifts to our organization are tax deductible.

– Thank you

Thank you to our GYO Sponsors

The Community Church of Vero Beach

The Doyle Foundation

Holy Cross Catholic Church

John’s Island Community Service League

John’s Island Foundation

Indian River County

Mike Block String Camp

Oculina Bank

I.R.Community Foundation

Quail Valley Charities

Rotary Club of Vero Beach

Schlitt Services

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Vero Beach

Sunrise Rotary of Vero Beach Foundation

Vero Beach Opera

Charlotte Terry Group

Alex MacWilliam Real Estate

Executive Roundtable

First Presbyterian Church

Gifford Aquatics Center

i Think Financial

The Mockingbird Foundation

New Vision Eye Center

The Ruth Foundation