Since The City of Sheffield Youth Orchestra was founded in 1980 thousands of people across the Sheffield area have been members of the orchestra. With ages ranging from 13 to 21 people have stayed in the orchestra for as long as 7 years, reluctantly leaving when they reached the upper age limit. To this day many people have stayed in touch with friends they made in the orchestra, and this was given a special helping-hand when past members of CSYO were invited back to play in the 25th-anniversary concert at the Octagon Centre in December 2005. Nearly 100 past members returned to play with the present orchestra in a piece commissioned by composer Matthew Bugg, himself a past member of the orchestra. Many more past members came along to see the concert, putting many old friends and colleagues back in touch.
We would like to keep this contact between past members and the present CSYO ongoing and therefore in this section we will list, subject to the individual’s approval, past members and any information they wish to be shown. If you would like to be included in this page then please email Edward Woodhead.We can also try and put past members back in touch with each other as we build up the database of past players.