BAYS is comprised of students of all age levels meeting the criteria set forth in the audition requirements.
The Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Trond Saeverud, is a full symphony orchestra is catered to the more advanced player. At the Symphony level, gifted young musicians are challenged with original works, not arrangements, to broaden their abilities and repertoire. This orchestra gives exceptional opportunities that include performances with local musical artists, the Galveston Symphony Orchestra, and the Houston Symphony.
The String Orchestra, conducted by Tom Dinardis, provides novice string players the experience and opportunity to perform in an organized string ensemble. This orchestra provides detailed techniques and skills for individual instruments with additional focus on strengthening music reading skills and music theory.