The BC Youth Music Society is a registered charity that operates the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra. Tuition fees alone do not cover the costs of hiring faculty, paying for rehearsal space, and purchasing instruments and sheet music. Donations are essential to RDYO’s survival.

Why support the RDYO?

The RDYO helps youth develop their talent and realize their full potential as musicians. Our young musicians learn discipline, teamwork, responsibility, leadership and creativity, and become key contributors to society after graduation.

Whether by teaching music, by playing professionally, or by patronizing the arts through concert attendance, RDYO’s alumni enrich the cultural life of communities across Canada. Did you know that almost 90% of all professional orchestra musicians in Canada are graduates of youth orchestra programs?

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Supporters

RDYO gratefully acknowledges the financial support provided by the City of Richmond’s Arts and Culture Operating Grant program, the Government of British Columbia, the Government of Canada, TD Canada Trust, Loewen Piano House, Long & McQuade, Jason Chang Photography, and the Real Canadian Superstore.