Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra

The Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra (HYSO) is a programme established "to provide local youth with the opportunity for positive group interaction, music expression and music literary." HYSO is offered for the consideration of local youth in search of positive group affiliation and interaction. The founders recognized that like all people, youth have a basic need to belong to a larger entity, a collective. Music was chosen as the core activity, because of its universality and its power to bridge gaps and promote inclusivity. Founded in 2004, HYSO currently boasts of a core group of 25 dedicated players, 10 of whom have been with the orchestra since its inception. Its players range from ages 5 years to 20 years old and reflect the diversity of te Greater Hamilton Area.

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