Eligibility

HYS accepts students through grade 12 only. There are certain age requirements for entrance into each of our programs. The table below outlines age eligibility. HYS does not make exceptions to age eligibility.

 

Group You Must Be This Age to Join
in the year you are auditioning/registering
Youth Symphony I (YSI) 13 years old before January 1st,
and grade 9
Youth Symphony II (YSII) 12 years old before January 1st,
and grade 8
Concert Orchestra (CO) 10 years old before January 1st,
and grade 6
Concert String Orchestra (CSO) 8 years old before August 1st, and grade 3
String Orchestra Ensemble (SOE) 8 years old before August 1st, and grade 3
Intermediate String Ensemble (ISE) 8 years old before August 1st, and grade 3
Beginning String Ensemble (BSE) 8 years old before August 1st, and grade 3
Boys & Girls Club Band (BGCB) 10 – 18 years old
Music4Kids
(M4K)
7 – 9 years old (grade 2 – 5)