The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra excels in Vienna

The New Brunswick Youth Orchestra (NBYO) recently was awarded 1st place with outstanding success, and honoured with a standing ovation by the judges at the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival in Vienna. The orchestra is comprised of 68 members ranging from 14 to 24 years old.
The Foundation is currently supporting the NBYO by funding the expansion of their Sistema program, which provides children with free instruction and access to instruments. The program, which began in 2009, plans to expand to four sites with 500 children by 2014. “We’re already identifying kids in Sistema that we think, in a year, will be able to audition for the [NBYO],” said NBYO president Ken MacLeod in a recent Globe and Mail article.
Read about the NBYO’s achievement in The Globe and Mail.