YPT CONCERT 19 SEPTEMBER will be restricted

YPT will - finally - have its first concert of the year, on 19th September, at the Graham Young Youth Theatre, at Tauranga Boys College. The concert will start at 4pm, and is free of charge. On offer are works from Rossini, Mozart, Kurt Weill and Dave Brubeck, a.o.

AssumingTauranga will still be at alert level-2, this concert will be for a restricted audience. Each player can bring up to 3 friends/family. After this, there may be some seats left for general public. Please contact us if you wish to be considered for these extra seats, but are not related to a YPT player. We will need your name, phone number and address.

Looking ahead, following the success of our summer workshop last year, we are holding a similar event on 12/13 December. This will be one weekend of music making, culminating in a short informal concert for friends&family. The workshop is suitable for existing YPT members as well as for new players, who would like the opportunity to try things out. Entry for non-members will be based on recommendation by their teachers (i.e. do not need to qualify as such).

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

See you soon!

The YPT team

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. In that same year, a summer workshop weekend was organised for regular  and prospective YPT 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 of $20 per player per programme.

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

14 September 2020