The Hill Country Youth Orchestras (HCYO) were a result of the Suzuki String Program begun in 1987 as part of the educational outreach programs of KPAS (Kerrville Performing Arts Society) in Kerrville, Texas. HCYO brings the orchestra experience to over one hundred of the Hill Country’s young people every year. Read more…
- A non-profit organization providing the orchestra experience to youth ages 5 to 18
- Able to provide a full-tuition scholarship to each participating student
- A ministry of First United Methodist Church Kerrville, TX
- 100% dependent on grants and donations
HCYO’s student body is comprised of public, private, and home school students. Our students come to us from Helotes, San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Junction, Boerne, Ingram, and Kerrville. HCYO students participate in a number of activities in addition to their orchestral exploits.
Our young musicians are also athletes, artists, dancers, singers, community leaders, academics, and volunteers. We encourage HCYO students to participate in activities throughout the year that give back to the community that has given so generously to HCYO.
There is no charge for a child to be a part of HCYO, but there are costs. HCYO’s biggest need is scholarships. HCYO scholarships over 60 students each week for their one-on-one lessons with a teacher. Lessons are needed for the student to progress in the orchestra program. Please consider becoming a part of HCYO’s legacy.