GFYO Logo Contest

2016-2017 is the 20th anniversary of the Great Falls Youth Orchestra! This is the perfect opportunity to invite our members to great a new GFYO logo, which is due for a makeover. The winning design will be used on the GFYO website, Facebook Page, concert programs, and other promotional materials. The design will also be printed on t-shirts, stickers, etc., which will be available to purchase in the fall.

(The current logo):

Deadline: Monday, August 1, 2016


The design...

  • Must read "GFYO" and/or "Great Falls Youth Orchestra."
  • Can be in color, but should translate well as a solid black image (like the current logo)
  • Can be created on paper or digitally
  • Can be all text or incorporate a graphic

    Look up logos from other Youth Orchestras and Symphonies or check out for inspiration!

How to submit:

Email your design to
OR mail it to the GF Symphony office: PO Box 1078 || Great Falls, MT 59403
OR drop it off at our office: #11 3rd St N || Great Falls, MT 59401


The winner will receive...

  • A pair of Beats headphones (or similar brand).
  • A $50 iTunes gift card
  • Credit and recognition on the website, in concert programs and brochures


Apply for a Music Lessons Scholarship!

Each year the GFSA awards up to ten scholarships (each between $350-750) that go towards 2016-2017 private lessons! Applicants do not need to be current members of Youth Orchestra, but must commit to joining in September 2016 if awarded a scholarship.

Download the application here!

Application Deadline: Monday, April 11

After applying, eligible students will be invited for a live audition on Wednesday, April 20.


  • Students who are in grades 9 through 12 during the upcoming academic school year are eligible to apply.
  • The applicant must participate in a school orchestra or band. (Does not apply to homeschooled students)
  • Students who are awarded scholarships must commit to being an active member of the Great Falls Youth Orchestra for the upcoming season.


  • A completed and signed application form submitted by the deadline date.
  • A one-page letter from applicant describing why they are worthy of consideration for the scholarship.
  • A one-page letter of support from parents or guardians describing the level of dedication of the applicant.
  • A recording demonstrating the ability of the applicant. The recording should clearly identify the applicant’s name and school and should not exceed four (4) minutes. A digital file is preferred. Please email the recording to Physical CDs and applications are also accepted.

Spring Fever!

The Great Falls Symphony's two student ensembles, Sinfonia and Youth Orchestra, present their spring concert "Spring Fever" on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 2:00pm.

Admission is $15 Adults / $5 Students.

Purchase tickets at the Great Falls Mansfield Theater Box Office at 406-455-8514 or at

For more information, contact the Great Falls Symphony office at 406-453-4102.


Overture to William Tell Finale

Horn Pipe (from Water Music)

Theme from "Schindler's List"

Beach Sprin

Gioacchino Rossini, arr. Sandra Dackow

G.F. Handel, arr. John Caponegro

John Williams, arr. John Higgans

B.F. White, arr. Deborah Baker Monday


Light Calvary Overture

Concerto for Trombone
featuring Connor Dennis, senior

Viola Quintet in C Major (Finale)
The Youth Orchestra String Quintet

Romeo and Juliet

"Mars" from The Planets

Walking Tune
Six Cuban Dances
The Youth Orchestra Woodwind Quintet

Pirates of the Caribbean

Franz Von Suppe

Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Peter Tchaikovsky

Gustav Holst

Percy Grainger
Ignacio Cervantes

Klaus Badelt