After a godo and well attended concert in June, rehearsals are about to start for the second concert in the  year, which will be 24th of September at the Graham Young Youth Theatre at Tauranga Boys College, at 4pm. The program includes works by Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Shostakovich, Tchaikoivsky, Handel and Brahms.


We can also confirm there will be another free orchestral workshop weekend on 3&4 December. This workshop will be open to all YPT members (past and present), but also to future aspiring players. There is no formal entry requirement for this workshop, other than that your teacher should support it, so it's a great opportunity to try out orchestral playing in a relaxed setting.

See below for the latest Covid-19 vaccination requirements.

If you are interested in helping out with the organisation of YPT, please contact us. We can alwaysuse an extra pair of hands!

Don't hesitate to contact us for more information about YPT, or indeed anything related to classical music: we're always happy to help.

The YPT team


Vaccination passports are no longer required to attend rehearsals. We will  adhere to the COVID-19 Protection Framework (the traffic light system), which for now  means there are number of simple safety measures in place: distanced seating, and players are encouraged to wear masks, in particular when not seated.

About the YPT

After being without a youth orchestra for two decades, Tauranga saw the birth of the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga during a symphonic workshop in October 2016. After that, YPT settled into a routine of two well-attended concerts per year, mostly at the Graham Young Youth Theatre. In 2018, a concert was presented at the Performing Arts Centre of Otumoetai College, in collaboration with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia. In 2019, YPT participated in a weekend camp with three other youth orchestras of the North Island. Since that year, YPT organises yearly summer workshop weekends for current and prospective players.

The Music Director and main conductor is Justus Rozemond, who also conducts the Bay of Plenty Symphonia

Information for new players

The YPT holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evening 7-9pm, at the City Silver Band Room on 10 Yatton Street.

Note that rehearsal attendance is compulsory (but there are no rehearsals during school holidays). If you are interested in playing with us, do make sure to contact us, ideally using the registration form you can find on this web-site (top right).

There is a  subscription payable. For 2022 this has been set to $40 per player (one program) or $60 (two programs). Scholarships are avaible to cover these costs (check under Contact/Registration for application details).

For any information about the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga,contact us via the contact form (see upper right).

The presence of a youth orchestra in town is vital for the artistic health of Tauranga, so please support us in any way you can!

We REALLY, REALLY appreciate the support of our various sponsors:




Justus Rozemond

YPT Music Director

27 June 2022