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The Peninsula Youth Orchestra attracts young musicians from Gig Harbor, the Key Peninsula, Port Orchard, Bremerton, Olalla, and even students from across the water in Tacoma and Puyallup, to play in one of the group's five youth orchestras.
Beginning to advanced string musicians are nurtured and developed under the care of our state-certified music instructors throughout the school year, and each summer we offer a weeklong string camp that ends with a free summer concert. 

String Camp REGISTRATION IS OPEN for experienced players: Aug 13-17

Free SPRING CONCERT June 3rd , 3:00pm @ PHS auditorium

LEARN the benefits of Music making

Welcome to the online home of the Peninsula Youth Orchestra Association (PYOA), a nonprofit foundation in Gig Harbor, Washington, dedicated to providing quality, professional string instruction and performing opportunities for young people. In 1998, a small band of committed volunteers and educators in Gig Harbor formed the PYOA because the local public schools didn't offer a string music program.

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Peninsula Youth Orchestra Association in Gig Harbor

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