Steel Orchestras Auditions

CYSO Steel Orchestras

One of CYSO’s newest endeavors, our youth steel orchestras are open to students in elementary, middle, and high school. Skill levels range from beginner to advanced, but no prior experience is necessary. Like all CYSO programs, financial assistance is available.


2017-2018 season Steel Orchestra auditions will take place in March 2017. See Steel Orchestras audition requirements for an idea of what to expect for next season’s auditions.

Students interested in Steel Orchestras should fill out the Steel Orchestras Interest Form to schedule a tryout. No experience is needed for enrollment in Steel Orchestras programs.  Based on the student’s tryout, they will be placed in to The Jumbies Steel Ensemble, Groove Steel Ensemble, or the Junior Steel Orchestra.

Students interested in participating in the audition- based Kaiso Steel Orchestra (KaiSO) must complete the Steel Orchestra Interest Form and follow these additional audition requirements.



The Jumbies
Elementary Students
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Groove Steel Ensemble
Elementary/Middle School Students
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM

Junior Steel Orchestra
Intermediate Elementary/Middle School Students
Rehearsals: Saturdays, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Kaiso Steel Orchestra
Audition requirements
Rehearsals:  Saturdays, 3:15 PM – 5:15 PM