About the Orchestra

The Stockport Youth Orchestra is run by the Patrons’ Society, supported by a grant from the Children & Young People’s Directorate of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport.

The Society of Patrons:

  • Funds the orchestras through orchestral and patron membership fees and sponsorship
  • Engages the services of the Musical Director, Assistant Musical Director and instrumental tutors
  • Actively publicises and supports the Orchestra’s concerts and functions

The Patrons Society is a properly constituted body, its affairs run by a committee working in close liaison with the Orchestra’s own management, and with representatives of the Borough.

We appeal most urgently to members of the public to help us by becoming Patrons of the Youth Orchestra and by taking an active part in supporting all our functions. You can become an individual Patron by paying an annual subscription of £5.00, whilst a subscription of £10.00 will cover your whole family. We shall be grateful for your help and will keep you informed of all the Orchestra’s activities, concerts and functions.

If you are interested in becoming a Patron, please contact us or you can download and complete a Microsoft Word Application Form or a PDF Application Form. We also welcome enquiries from local firms about sponsorship.

Stockport Youth Orchestra

Constitution and Policies

“I enjoy Stockport Youth Orchestra because it’s my only chance to play challenging music.”

Isobel Griffiths