Mission: Tyler Youth Orchestra is comprised of three-experience level orchestras, including Tyler Preparatory Orchestra, Tyler Academic Orchestra and Tyler Youth Orchestra. The mission of the Tyler Youth Orchestra Inc. is to provide a dynamic, classical music experience in which talented, young East Texas musicians receive high-quality instruction and significant opportunities for orchestral performance. Our organization will augment quality instruction already achieved at the middle school and high school band and orchestral levels in addition to any private instruction the youth may obtain. The TYO will partner with schools, private instructors or home school environments to add to the young musician’s expertise and training. The first concert for 2010-2011 season is scheduled on Sunday, Oct. 31 at TJC’s Wise Auditorium. The Christmas performance is set for Dec. 12 at TJC. TYO projects include: free concerts throughout the season at TJC Wise Auditorium; Kids Day in the Park, Sept. 25; annual Book Fair at Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Saturday, Nov. 20; Noted circle dinner and concert location on Feb. 27; fourth annual golf tournament at Oak Hurst, Saturday, March 26; and partnering projects with area organizations.