Young musicians performing advanced repertoire that will challenge and inspire


Spring 2023 CONCERT:
Monday, April 3rd 7pm

Paramount Theater

Spring Auditions

Auditions for open positions will be by video audition only.  Click on the link below to get more information.

All Strings, Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, and Trumpet


When and where?

Each Sunday from 2:30 PM – 4:30 PM, beginning September 11 th – November 13th (Select AYO musicians will be invited to participate in Chamber Ensembles that will meet following the AYO rehearsal from 4:30pm-5:00pm) 


Who can join? Mission: Strings?

Anyone in 3rd, 4th, or 5th grade who would like to learn how to play an orchestral string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or bass).

Mission: Strings Part II – Anyone in 3rd-7th grade with one year experience on a string instrument. 

Registration & Instruments?

Mission: Strings Registration is closed until next Fall. (Those with prior experience may be able to join mid-year.  Contact us to find out!)


Classes will be held on Sundays, from 2:30PM – 3:15PM for the BEGINNER Mission: Strings Class starting August 21st at the ACU Williams Performing Arts Center.  Mission: Strings Part Two will meet from 3:30pm-4:30pm

A semester showcase will take place during the Abilene Youth Orchestra Concert on November 13th!