Lubbock Youth Orchestras (LYO) is a 501 c3 non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing an exceptional musical education experience. LYO manifested as a response to overwhelming public need for an affordable youth orchestra program. To date, the LYO Board of Directors maintains this purpose in overseeing the management of the youth orchestra program. The Board continues to maintain that such a program of this type prioritizes the need for unbiased musical expression and education in the West Texas region among all youth.

The mission of LYO is:

  • To Provide a comprehensive, exceptional music education to the members of the orchestra;
  • To Offer artistic performances that, by extension, collaboratively enriches the lives of flowering musicians, our community, and the entire region of West Texas;
  • To Work cooperatively with the professional music organizations, other non-profit organizations, public/private schools and independent music teachers, composers, institutions of higher education, and other community associations, professionals, and businesses in a collaborative and continuous, collective effort to provide musical development, progress, and inspiration for youth.