After a hiatus due to the Covid-19 crisis, YPT will be resuming activity with our first rehearsal on 3rd of June. We will start preparation for our next concert, which will be on 19th of September 2020 at the  Graham Young Youth Theatre (Tauranga Boys).

Primary registration for the September concert has closed, but for most instruments we can try to accommodate you. To register, check the registration information at the menu item at the top right, where you can also download the form. It's always a good idea to talk to your teacher first about your intentions. Of course, don't hesitate to e-mail us if you have questions (use the contact form on this web-site if needed).

Following the success of our summer workshop last year, we are planninng a similar event on 12/13 December. This will be suitable for existing YPT members as well as for new players, who would like the opportunity to try things out.

If you are interested in helping out with the organisation of YPT, please contact us. We can alwaysuse an extra pair of hands!

See you soon!

The YPT team

About the YPT

After being without a youth orchestra for two decades, Tauranga saw the birth of the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga during a symphonic workshop in October 2016. After that, YPT settled into a routine of two well-attended concerts per year, mostly at the Graham Young Youth Theatre. In 2018, a concert was presented at the Performing Arts Centre of Otumoetai College, in collaboration with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia. In 2019, YPT participated in a weekend camp with three other youth orchestras of the North Island. In that same year, a summer workshop weekend was organised for regular  and prospective YPT players.

The Music Director and main conductor is Justus Rozemond, who also conducts the Bay of Plenty Symphonia

Information for new players

The YPT holds weekly rehearsals on Wednesday evening 7-9pm, at the City Silver Band Room on 10 Yatton Street.

Note that rehearsal attendance is compulsory (but there are no rehearsals during school holidays). If you are interested in playing with us, do make sure to contact us, ideally using the registration form you can find on this web-site (top right).

There is a  subscription payable of $20 per player per programme.

For any information about the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga,contact us via the contact form (see upper right).

The presence of a youth orchestra in town is vital for the artistic health of Tauranga, so please support us in any way you can!

We REALLY, REALLY appreciate the support of our various sponsors:




Justus Rozemond

YPT Music Director

26 May2020