About Us

The Gifford Florida Youth Orchestra is a

501(c)(3) Non Profit Florida Corporation. 

We are not affiliated with or a division of any other corporation. 

We are a Community Resource for children, primarily in Gifford,

as well as other neighboring communities in Indian River County.






“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning” ― Plato



                                INTRODUCTION TO OUR PROGRAM



Music really is the international language! We have seen how true this is in our
different classes again and again. Children in our orchestra belong to several
different religious walks, but they all speak the same language when their bows
hit their strings!


Our group of young people range from age 6 to 18. However, children as young as 6, who are well behaved, are also welcome to start making music with us here. The beginners learn the basics of music and have lots of fun in the process - first they pluck the strings, then they learn to bow, and finally they get to perform. They even learn some music theory along the way. Music also helps improve children’s motor skills, academics, and behavior -- all added benefits.


In our youth orchestra, children quickly make friends. While they are learning music, they are learning teamwork and pride in the community. New kids in the group are welcomed with open arms and feel at home right away. 


Our advanced students usually expand their skills by playing in their respective middle and high school orchestras. They perform as an ensemble, when we travel, but will also perform music for duets, trios and quartets. They enthusiastically serve as tutors for the beginners and intermediate students.  We practice hard and gather new experiences from numerous performances. That's a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun!, so they say! 


If you have a child who is interested in joining our group, please call:


Crystal Bujol at 772-778-5118 or email for more information.

Calendar of Events January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2015

Jan 18, 2014 - Begin Jr. Toastmaster Club

Feb 11, 2014 - Dollars for Scholars

Feb 12, 2014 - Joey's Lobster Shanty

Feb 26, 2014 - Heritage House

March 22, 2014 - Out Father's Soup Kitchen

May 2, 2014 - GYO Recital

Nov 8, 2014 - At Yacht Club for Feed the Lambs

Nov 15, 2014 - Annual Concert -- 11th Birthday Celebration

Dec 24, 2014 - Hibiscus Children's Society

Dec 24, 2014 - Famly Homeless Shelter

May 2015 (date not decided) - Spril Concert Honoring 4 GYO graduating violinists

Nov 14 or 21, 2015 - Annual Concert celebrating the GYO's 12 Birthday

Dec 24, 2015 - Hibiscus Children's Society

Dec 24, 2015 - Famly Homeless Shelter









Contact Us

The Gifford Florida Youth Orchestra
8 Vista Gardens Trl #102
Vero Beach, FL 32962


 Mailing Address:P O Box 691166

Vero Beach, FL 32969-1166
Phone: +1 772 / 778-5118



Upcoming Dates

November 5, 2016

"The Magic of 13 Years"


The Gifford Community Center 

            4855 43rd Avenue

  Corner 43rd Ave. & 49th St.   



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Gifford Youth Orchestra

Opens the meeting for

The Indian River County

School Board meeting



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