Welcome to the newest addition to The Bellingen Youth Orchestra – the Bellingen Youth Orchestra String School, or BYOSS.

Comprised of around 20 young string players from primary schools in the Bellingen area, the BYOSS has been working under the excellent guidance of Liz Schott, Jacquie Gill and Natasha Dyason since the start of term one. The program is aimed at making great music together and preparing for entry in the BYO when students are ready.  Sometimes, after their practice, BYOSS students are invited to listen to the ‘big’ orchestra and on the 31st of May this year they joined BYO for the first time in performance during a concert with David Helfgott.

You will be able to hear this exciting young string band in the Festival on opening night.