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Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra

2021-22 Audition Results


Please note the following:

  • You will receive your music folder at the first rehearsal.

  • September 20, 2021 - Monday - Rehearsal #1 at THOMPSON JR. HIGH (4200 Planz Road) from 6:00-8:30 PM


  • Masks will need to be worn in the Band Room

  • Winds will need to have bells covered 

  • $250 Tuition is due on Monday.  Cash or check made out to Bakersfield Youth Symphony

  • We will have a table set up in front of the band room to collect money beginning at 5:30 PM.

  • There will be NO parent meeting on Monday.  Please look over the BYSO handbook in the music folder.


"...attracts highly-motivated and talented young students and performs high-level orchestral repertoire."

The Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra remains an affiliated group of the Bakersfield Symphony, operating under its board of directors with able assistance from manager Brent Williams. It is comprised of students ranging in age from seventh grade through their first year of undergraduate college. This audition-only ensemble attracts highly-motivated and talented young students and performs high-level orchestral repertoire. Under the musical direction of Maxim Eshkenazy, the Bakersfield Youth Symphony Orchestra performs three concerts per year. 

Happening Now

2021-22 Season

We are looking forward to a fantastic concert season. Please see our audition page for information. Feel free to contact Regina Pryor or Brent Williams with questions or inquiries.