In late 2015 Wiltshire Music Centre took over the running of the West of England Youth Orchestra (formerly the Wiltshire and Swindon Youth Orchestra) (WEYO) and Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO). The Orchestras provide performance and learning opportunities for young musicians playing at the top level across the region.

Our Youth Orchestra Patrons help to support to both WEYO and WYJO, enabling us to: 

  • Offer young people the opportunity to be part of an 70 member symphony orchestra (WEYO) and 30 piece jazz orchestra (WYJO) with professional conductors, music directors, practitioners and soloists 
  • Deliver 5 courses and 8 concerts a year in a professional concert hall and other venues, including a joint Youth Orchestra tour to the South of France in 2018
  • Offer subsidised concert tickets and access to workshops given by professional musicians
  • Help us achieve our aim providing meaningful musical experiences for young people across the region



Join now with a gift of £120 per annum.

Donate today and support our young players' passion and ability to shine through every note.
Youth Orchestra Patrons will receive:

  • Regular news and updates about the Youth Orchestras from our Creative Learning team
  • Invitations to exclusive pre-concert receptions ahead of WEYO and WYJO performances
  • Optional acknowledgement in all Youth Orchestra concert programmes

See our full Sponsor a Star brochure below for details on this and other donation options.