NAYO closed down on the 31 March 2010

The National Association of Youth Orchestras did represent youth orchestras throughout the UK and did foster their development. NAYO did organise an annual festival of British Youth Orchestras, the annual Allianz Musical Insurance Awards.

About Us, English Youth Orchestras

Here at the English Youth Orchestras website we are dedicated to promoting the numerous youth orchestras that exist up and down the country, and by doing so get more young people involved with the youth orchestra movement. We also hope to see attendance figures rise at youth orchestra performances and concerts. It is vital that we support the youth orchestra movement and enable them to keep doing the wonderful work they do in giving young people an outlet for their creative energies. Send any queries you may have to our English Youth Orchestras team.

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Welcome to the English Youth Orchestras website. English Youth Orchestras are not only a great stepping stone for the future generations of classical musicians to hone their skills and practice giving performances, they are also of benefit to young people as a means to socialization, as well as being an educational and healthy leisure activity.

We hope to promote the Youth Orchestras of England and get more people to both participate in their performances and also attend. Why not get in touch with our English Youth Orchestras team to learn more.


This website has nothing to do with the old National Association of Youth Orchestras website.

For more information regarding the National Association of Youth Orchestras please contact them directly at Central Hall, West Tollcross, Edinburgh, EH3 9BP, Scotland, or on 0131 221 1927.