Over half of our musicians come to Waterbury from other towns and cities specifically to participate in our orchestras.  Our musicians come from as far as Woodbury, Waterbury, Thomaston, Litchfield, New Milford, Danbury, Monroe, West Harford, Meriden, Wallingford, Wehtersfield, Southington, Southbury, Shelton, Hamden, Ansonia, Derby, Beacon Falls, Seymour, Bethlehem, Watertown - just to name a few.  

​​Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony

Providing the finest in musical experiences since 1970.

Thank you to all the parents, family members and young musicians who made our Spring concert ​​a very joyous and memorable musical experience!  


GWYS would like to especially thank the Thomaston Opera House for letting us use their beautiful facility.  


Have a great summer and we look forward to seeing everyone in the fall. 

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Our Connecticut musicians come from as far as Woodbury, New Milford, Danbury, Monroe, West Harford, Meriden, Wallingford, Middlebury, Wehtersfield, Southington, Southbury, Shelton, Hamden, Ansonia, Derby, Beacon Falls, Seymour, Bethlehem, Watertown  Avon, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, East Granby, East, Hartford, , East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Glastonbury, Granby, Hartford, Hartland, Manchester, Marlborough, New Britain, Newington, Plainville, Rocky  Hill, Simsbury, Southington, South Windsor, Suffield, West Hartford, Wethersfield, Windsor, Windsor Locks, Barkhamsted, Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Canaan, Colebrook, Cornwall, Goshen, Harwinton, Kent, Litchfield, Morris, New Hartford, New Milford, Norfolk, North Canaan, Plymouth, Roxbury, Salisbury, Sharon, Thomaston, Torrington, Warren, Washington, Watertown, Winchester, Woodbury

​Our Mission


We, the Greater Waterbury Youth Symphony, are committed to providing the optimal musical experience to our participants.  We will educate, encourage and challenge our musicians to participate at the highest level possible.  It is our intent to strengthen the arts in the community by affording opportunities for participation by students of all cultural backgrounds and musical abilities. It is our further intent to facilitate community awareness, appreciation and involvement in the arts.