BIYO alumni Elliot & Porter Matteson were featured in a Bainbridge Review article about the debut of Porter's composition, Piano Concerto No.1, which Elliot performed for his Senior Solo at the BIYO 2023 Spring Concert
The Senior Orchestra recorded a musical number for Bainbridge Youth Service's Fall Fundraiser, performing the 3rd movement from Leoš Janáček's Suite for String Orchestra
We made the paper! The Kitsap Sun featured a story about on our resuming in person rehearsals here. Thanks for the great write up, Nathan!
Another article about us in the Bainbridge Review!
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy gave a shoutout to BIYO's creative outdoor rehearsals in his Better Together newsletter!
Bainbridge Island Youth Orchestra was named a finalist for the American Prize in Orchestral Programming! The American Prize—Vytautas Marijosius Memorial Award in Orchestral Programming honors the memory of the great Lithuanian conductor, Maestro Vytautas Marijosius, music director of the Lithuanian State Opera, and for nearly thirty-five years Director of Orchestral Activities at the Hartt School of Music. The Prize recognizes and rewards the best achievement in the unique field of orchestral programming, where the selection of repertoire by knowledgeable, creative and courageous music directors builds orchestras and audiences, educates young people and adults, and enriches the community.