Wessex Youth Orchestra

The Wessex Youth Orchestra (WYO) is a musical ensemble for students based in the Bournemouth and Poole areas of Dorset, England. Founded in 1971, the WYO is composed of approximately 100 student musicians from grades 6 to 8+. Three annual concerts are performed, mostly in the Wessex Hall at Poole's centre for the arts, Lighthouse (Poole). The orchestra has also performed nationally and internationally in festivals, tours and exchanges, and has been broadcast by the BBC.


The Wessex Youth Orchestra (WYO) is a musical ensemble for students based in the Bournemouth and Poole areas of Dorset, England. Founded in 1971, the WYO is composed of approximately 100 student musicians from grades 6 to 8+. Three annual concerts are performed, mostly in the Wessex Hall at Poole's centre for the arts, Lighthouse (Poole). The orchestra has also performed nationally and internationally in festivals, tours and exchanges, and has been broadcast by the BBC.
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