Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra

Our youth symphony orchestra (LYSO) is one of Lancashire Music Service’s county ensembles, providing inspiring opportunities for young musicians across Lancashire

For information about the 50th Anniversary Weekend:

Saturday 14 March LYSO (LSSO) Alumni Come and Play Day

Sunday 15 March LYSO 50th Anniversary Concert


Lancashire Youth Symphony Orchestra 

New players very welcome
(grade 5 standard and above, strings grade 4)

We’re particularly keen to recruit young people playing strings, double reed instruments, lower brass and french horn.

The orchestra offers you the opportunity to work with inspiring leaders and professional musicians, alongside like-minded young people from across Lancashire.

Rehearsals are at Lostock Hall Academy on alternate Sundays and there is an exciting programme of forthcoming events including concerts, courses, workshops and a summer tour.


Celebratory 50th Anniversary Season – special events on 14th & 15th March (see below)

Venue: Lostock Hall Academy, Todd Lane North, Lostock Hall, Preston, PR5 5UR           

Time: Sunday, 10.00am – 3.30pm  

Autumn Term 2019

Sunday September 8th           Rehearsal 1 (Parents/Carers/Players/Welcome meeting (LYSO Tour update)

Sunday September 22nd       Rehearsal 2

Sunday September 29th         Rehearsal 3 (Parents/Carers Residential Meeting)

Friday October 4th to Sunday 6th Residential Course, Castle Head Field Centre, Grange

Sunday November 17th          Rehearsal 4

Sunday November 24th           Rehearsal 5

Sunday December 1st             Rehearsal 6

Spring Term 2020                

Sunday January 12th              Rehearsal 7

Sunday January 26th              Rehearsal 8

Sunday February 9th             Rehearsal 9

Sunday February 16th         Strings Workshop Day (string players only)

Fore more event details and how to book** click HERE

Sunday March 1st                   Rehearsal 10


Saturday March 14th            Alumni Come and Play Day 11am to 5pm:

Sunday March 15th             LYSO Anniversary Concert, 3pm:

Sunday March 29th                 Rehearsal 11

Summer Term 2020             


May/June                                Rehearsal 12 DATE TBC

Sunday June 21st                   Rehearsal 13 – AUDITIONS FOR LSSO TO LYSO

Sunday June 28th                  Rehearsal 14

Sunday July 5th                      Rehearsal 15

Sunday July 19th                     Rehearsal 16

Follow us on Facebook @lancsyouthorchestra and Twitter @LancsYSO

To see all events and concerts visit events page here.






Sundays 10am-3.30pm Lostock Hall Academy


  • Classical
  • Orchestral


  • Brass
  • Drums / Percussion
  • Strings
  • Woodwind
  • Ensembles

Age Ranges

  • Key Stage 3: age 11-14
  • Key Stage 4: age 14-16
  • Key Stage 5: age 16-18