SEE YOU IN 2019!

With our second concert this year now well behind us, YPT has finished for the year. Our people are doing boring things like financial and funding reports, budgets, etc. More interestingly, we are looking ahead at 2019, where we hope to present another two concerts. The first concert has tentatively been set for Saturday 25th of May 2019. In preparation for that concert, we are hoping to have an orchestra camp on 13&14 April, together with a number of other youth orchestras from the North Island, so keep these dates free!

At any time you can register for YPT ahead of the new year. Early registration will close on 7th of February, but the earlier you register, the easier it is for us. You'll find further details, including a registration form, by clicking "REGISTRATION" above. If you have played with us before, you don't need to re-submit a form, but we would like to get an e-mail from you to tell us you'd like to play again (again: the earlier the better for us!).

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. In 2017 and 2018, the YPT presented two complete and well attended concerts at the Graham Young Youth Theatre, except for one concert in 2018, which was presented at the Performing Arts Centre of Otumoetai College, in collaboration with the Bay of Plenty Symphonia.

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 Historic Village. Note that the rehearsal venue is likely to change sometime in 2019). 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 ($20 per player per programme in 2018).

For any information about the Youth Philharmonic Tauranga,contact us via

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

4 October 2018