Welcome to the Young Persons Training Orchestra, the orchestral ensemble of Cardiff and Vale Music Service. The Orchestra play a wide range of music, from popular classics to film and show tunes and the emphasis is always on the students having fun and enjoying playing together. We always have numerous concerts planned and are looking into possibilities for residential courses and tours.

About Us

The Young Persons Training Orchestra (YPTO) was formed in 2000 to give young musicians the opportunity to play together in a friendly and fun environment.

The Orchestra has given concerts in the Coal Exchange and St Davids Hall and taken part in exchange programs in both Ireland and Chicago. Currently it gives termly concerts in the Gate Arts Centre, Wales Millennium Centre and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. 



YPTO WMC 2017 - James Bond

CAVMS Young Persons Training Orchestra perform the "James Bond Theme" arranged by Chris Bond at the Wales Millennium Centre, March 2017.

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We always welcome new players of Wind, Brass or String from beginners upwards. Simply give the CAVMS office a call to find out more, or come along on a Wednesday night to see what it is all about.