Musicians, who have at least two years instrumental experience, are welcome to audition any time during the year.   
For information about auditioning or registering for the orchestra, please contact Barbara Rhodes at bearhodes@hotmail.com
or call (618) 589-3992.

Audition Guidelines:

1.  All musicians will play a short excerpt highlighting technique and musicality.

2.  Non-percussionists should be able to play 2 octave major scales up to and including 4 sharps and 4 flats.

3.  Percussionists will play a piece from their repertoire on as many instruments as possible.

4.  All seating will be at the discretion of the conductor, Dr. Leon Burke.

BPYO Registration form may be obtained at the audition.


Need a Private Instructor?
Contact one of the parent volunteers
 to receive an up to date list of
qualified music tutors.

If you tutor, contact mistypugz@gmail.com
to include your name and
school to our list. 

Our 2014-2015

Tuerck Memorial

December 6. 2014

Call time - 12:00 p.m.
Concert - 2:00 p.m.

Westview Baptist Church
2500 Sullivan Drive
Swansea, Illinois 62226

Concert open to the public.
Refreshments served
after the concert.

Winter Concert
Musical Musings

March 8, 2015
3:30 pm
First United Presbyterian

1303 Royal Heights Rd
Belleville, IL 62223

Spring Concert
Sing and Dance

May 9, 2015
2 pm
Our Lady of the Snows Church
9572 Church Circle
Belleville, IL 62223

All Concerts only $2 
per person

The 2015 Fun~tastic


Summer Orchestra

Join us, Monday evenings
5:30 - 7:30 pm
June 1 through July 20, 2015
at the Philharmonic Hall
116 N. Jackson St.
Belleville, IL

Concert to be held at 2 pm
Saturday, July 25, 2015

No audition, but you must be able to read music and have at least 2 - 3 years instrumental experience.

6th Grade to Age 99!

Two months of special music so you and your family can have a
 fun summer together!


Barb at (618) 589-3992 or
Lynette at (314)-471-6705

Or email: mistypugz@gmail.com

Click here for a registration form.

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    Rehearsals for the Belleville Philharmonic  Youth Orchestra are Mondays
5:30 - 7:30 pm

       Welcome to the Belleville      Philharmonic Youth Orchestra!

The purpose of the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, which is one of the three performing ensembles of the Belleville Philharmonic Society,  is to:

1.     Provide an opportunity for young musicians to achieve musical competence by studying and performing quality orchestral literature before audiences.

2.     Provide musical opportunities for all young people in the Metro-East area and to inspire them with a love of music. 

3.     Encourage and challenge their talent to promote a desire to go beyond what is comfortable and achieve what is possible.

4.     Provide musical educational opportunities available to the Metro-East community for all.


Belleville Philharmonic


Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra

under the direction of Dr. Leon Burke III