Hastings Area Youth String Orchestra

Under the advice of the Government and Department for Education we are working hard to get the East Sussex Youth Orchestra back up and running as soon as possible.

Until we can see you again in person, here are some Virtual Music Centre Activities to suit current ESYO Members.

Orchestra Online 2


VMC Strings

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Jazz & Funk 2

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Draws together the area’s most talented young people to share a great classical, film and show repertoire with energy and enthusiasm.

Rehearsals take place on a regular basis. Each season culminates in outstanding and inspiring performances in prestigious concert venues in Sussex.

Founded 40 years ago, HAYSO offers members the opportunity to learn from professional tutors and from each other. It is not just about the music, it is about being a better team player, developing confidence, concentration and social skills.


Repertoire has included the music of prestigious composers such as Dvorak, Beethoven, Sibelius, Bruch to more contemporary works such as The Greatest Showman, James Bond and Abba!


In recent years we developed a link between HAYSO and the London Mozart Players, with concerts at St Mary in the Castle and further afield.

Who should apply?

·         woodwind, brass and percussion players of minimum Grade 6 standard

·         string players of Grade 5 standard, aged 11 and above.

Entry is by audition after we receive your completed application form.