The Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra invites you to join us in celebrating 10-years of youth achievement at our 10-year Anniversary Gala Event on June 7th, 2014 at Michelangelo’s Banquet and Convention Centre in Hamilton.
HYSO welcomed the 1st group of participants May 1, 2004. On day one, there were 15 players and 3 instruments, now 10 years later there are more than 30 pans and 30 players ranging from five years to twenty five years of age.
HYSO uses music to provide local children and youth with a place for creative expression, positive social interaction and community involvement through performances at community events.* The programme has provided support to youths of all walks of life including those with special needs. Our very own Avery (Avery’s Journey) joined the programme in 2013. Avery is deafblind. Through HYSO she has been able to creatively express herself though music and camaraderie. As one insightful player observed, – “we joined for the music but kept coming because of the bonds we’ve formed” – One Band. One Sound.