history of 2014 - 2016 events

The 13th Anniversary Celebration





Commissioner Joe Flesher and Dr. Crystal Bujol holding GYO 2015 Collector's Item

Indian River County Commissioner, Joeseph Joseph E. Flescher, Vice-Chairman, District 2 presented the County Proclamation Identifying November 2015 as the Gifford Youth Orchestra Month.  He was then presented with one of 12 GYO Collector's Item -- something no other County Commissioner will ever have for their coffee -- the GYO 2015 Special Cup for Special Recognition!  See Proclamation on page XXX

A few days later, I received this email from Marissa Rollis:

Sent: 1/31/2015 7:44:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time
Subj: Re: Repeat Request for your thoughts


After we performed at the MLK Jr. Breakfast, the audience loved us!  Every time we left for a set, we received a standing ovation.  I was so surprised at how joyous it made others feel even to the point of watering eyes.  It made me not only personally satisfied by how well we played, but made me feel a sense of duty as a musician to make sure that the audiences' needs and wishes are met.

After the 1st String Ensemble performed for the Dr. M. L. King Breakfast in Pt. St. Lucie, they received this plaque.  Dr. Crystal was ill and couldn't attend, so they came to her home and presented the plaque to her. 

She is raising $3000 to purchase that perfect violin for her college years

<< After 6 years in the Gifford Youth Orchestra, Marissa Rollins is graduating from high school and on her way to college.  What does she want when she turns in her violin to the GYO?  A violin of her own that she can take to college with her.  How does she plan to earn the money for this instrument?  She is giving a Senior Recital, Sunday May 10th ata 3:00 p.m.  at the First United Methodist Church in Vero Beach.  Donations are accepted.  Make check to Gifford Youth Orchestra and put her name in the memo. >>

12:00 Noon at Our Father's Soup Kitchen Anniversary Luncheon -- March 28, 2015 --


Also - Mark your calendar for the Gifford Youth Orchestra Scholarship Concert

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00 at the Gifford Community Center

Featuring the Vero Beach High School Orchestra and solos by our 4 graduating Students

in this photo:  Marissa, Javan, Lanaya, and Zipporah!

~ . . ~ 2014 Gifford Youth Orchestra Graduating Seniors~ . .~ ~

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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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