Upcoming GYO Events

1st GYO Golf Tournament

September 30, 2023

7:30 Registration Begins – 8:30 Tournament Begins

Sandridge Golf Course

5300 73rd St

Vero Beach, FL 32967

Entry $125 per player

20th Anniversary Annual

GYO Community Concert

Saturday, November 11                    

Emerson Center                         

1590 27th Avenue                            

Vero Beach, FL 32960                                 

            End of Year


                  Saturday, December 2


                   Gifford Community Center

                   4855 43rd Avenue

                       Vero Beach, FL 32967


Saturday, December 2

Following End of Year Recital

Gifford Community Center

4855 43rd Avenue

Vero Beach, FL 32967

Celebrate Black History Month

Saturday, February 3, 2024
Time: TBA

Gifford Community Center

4855 43rd Avenue

Vero Beach, FL 32967


Saturday, May 11, 2024
                              Time: TBA

                Gifford Community Center

                         4855 43rd Avenue

                              Vero Beach, FL  32967


June 10th – June 14th, 2024

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

2023 Graduate

Tatiana Wallace


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