In addition to making musical training available for young people, the BSYO enriches the community by encouraging a greater understanding of and participation in music.
Each season the BSYO invites more than 70 special needs children and adults to attend our concerts free-of-charge. Guests have included Crosswinds Youth Services, Bridges for the developmentally disabled, College Internship Program for people with autistic spectrum disorders and Club Esteem, an after school program for at-risk children. We also reach out to senior populations, including those with Alzheimer’s, to attend our concerts, as well as organize small performances at senior centers and retirement homes.
If you are an organization interested in participating in this program, please contact 321-216-7804.
Orchestras Feeding America
In 2009, the BSYO was one of the first youth orchestras in the country to sign on with a national initiative called “Orchestras Feeding America”. As a result we raised 691 pounds of food for the Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The BSYO raised similar amounts in every year since and will continue this food drive each year.