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

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.


Please note – updated schedules will be issued throughout the year so that we can be as flexible as possible in responding changes in government guidance.

We are aiming to rehearse again live and in person in line as government guidance allows.

Each rehearsal day will start with a Zoom session at 10am for the whole orchestra.

Sectionals will take place at different times throughout the day in order to host separate sessions for you on Zoom at different times.

A schedule will be sent in advance of each Sunday rehearsal as times will vary to allow for instrument sectionals at the start of term, building to larger groups of instruments as the term progresses.

Autumn Term 2020

Sunday 4th October Rehearsal 1 

Sunday 18th October Rehearsal 2

Sunday 1st November Rehearsal 3

Sunday 15th November Rehearsal 4

Sunday 29th November Rehearsal 5

Sunday 6th December Rehearsal 6

Spring term 2021


End of term concert TBA

Summer term 2021


End of term concert TBA

Please put these dates in your calendar. As a member of a county ensemble, we expect you to be committed to attending rehearsals and events to ensure that high performance standards are achieved.  

In the rare cases of unavoidable, exceptional absences please ensure that you inform Ann Connal/Helen Harrison as soon as you are aware as your absences impact rehearsal schedule and tutor availability. 

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