A Little bit about us

To Parents,Students, Public and Private School Music Teachers,


It is our pleasure to tell you about the Harford Youth Orchestra and Harford String Orchestra.
Membership in the Harford Youth Orchestra is open to all 9th,10th,11th,and 12th grade string,wind and percussion students currently enrolled in their school orchestra program, where available.
Membership in the Harford String Orchestra is open to all 6th, 7th , and 8th grade string students currently enrolled in their school orchestra program, where available. Students younger than 6th grade who have studied their instrument for at least three years are also encouraged to audition for the Harford String Orchestra.
Both Orchestras will be maintained by an Advisory Board of local teachers, The Harford County Cultural Arts Board, and in partnership with Harford Community College.
The Conductor of Harford Youth Orchestra is

Mr. Brian Folus 
Music Director and HYO Conductor

Mr. Brian Folus is a Harford County Instrumental Music teacher and is on the music faculty of Harford Community College. Mr. Folus is the founding onductor of the Harford String Orchestra.

The conductor of the Harford String Orchestra is 

Ms. Wesley Thompson
HSO Conductor

Ms. Thompson is currently the orchestra director at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School in Baltimore County and maintains a substantial private double bass studio in the Baltimore area.

The Orchestra Advisory Board will audition prospective members at Joppa Hall on the Campus of Harford Community College. The HYO rehearses at Joppa Hall on the Campus of Harford Community College on Monday evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and the HSO also rehearses at Joppa Hall on the Campus of Harford Community College on Wednesday evenings, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. The cost of joining either orchestra will be $150.00 per semester plus a course fee, upon successful audition each member will be issued a contract stating time and dates of rehearsals and concerts. 

The Harford Youth Orchestra and String Orchestra is offered as a non-credit class through Harford Community College.


Click here for a printable audition application

We hope you will encourage your students to audition and support these new orchestras.
Funding for both Orchestras is provided in part from grants received from the Maryland State Arts Council and the Harford County Government through the Harford County Cultural Advisory Board.
Sincerely,
The Harford Youth Orchestra Advisory Board

 

© Brian Folus2 2015