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Welcome to the Official Website of the PCYO!

What is the PCYO?

     The Placer County Youth Orchestra is a community youth orchestra serving the Rocklin, Roseville, Granite Bay, Lincoln, Loomis, Newcastle, and Auburn areas. We focus on providing a comprehensive musical education to our students while fostering in them a sense of musicianship and duty to their community. It is our goal to work closely with schools, private teachers, and organizations throughout Placer County to make orchestral music available to everyone.




       Welcome to the new season
If you're a new or a returning student interested in auditioning, they will be held 8/18/2015 - 9/18/2015. Please contact the Audition Manager Benjamin Hartung for more information. No Sunday or Monday.

Season Overview                        


  Concert I   ~ “All I Want For Christmas: An English Christmas” charity benefit concert~

  music from Britains great composers and  one notable American Composer, John Williams to welcome the new upcoming, “Star Wars Movie.”                                  

  Concert II ~” Music from France” ~  Bizet, Saint-Saens and music from Les Mis.

              Concert III ~ “Rhapsodies” ~ music of high colour and tonality.

Here is the  paper work and information for the 2015 -2016 season

Welcome Letter

PCYO Advanced Symphony 15-16 Application

PCYO Intermediate Symphony 15-16 Application

Audition Requirements for New Musicians

The Link below will take you to the PCYO Sign up Sheet. Every half hour spot has two slots of 15 minutes to fill. The first person who signed up for the slot will get the earlier time. Example John signed up 9/11 at 4:00, when Lacey signs up in that slot, she signs up for 4:15. Also please come a little early to prepare and warm up.

Sign Up Sheet

Here is the Seating Music for Returning Students.

Violin 1

Violin 2



Here is a Link to our band Camp page where you can listen to the Memorial Benefit Concert from Season 6. Songs 1-5 are the Intermediate Orchestra, and 6-13 the Advanced Symphony.

Band Camp

Here is a sneak preview of the upcoming season.

December - Star Wars Medley

Upcoming Events

August 15 - Saturday

                 Bowling At Strikes -  9:00am -noon

                 Early bird bowling $2.00 per game and  $2.00 for shoes

                            Meet at Strikes Bowling :

5681 Lonetree Blvd. 

Rocklin, CA 95765

Please RSVP – Margie (916) 624-7610


August 23- Sunday

               Mary Poppins ~ The Musical

               Woodland Opera House

               We can carpool there as soon as I know who wants to go.

Ticket prices:

                         INDIVIDUAL: $25.00 / $15.00
                         CHILDREN 17 &UNDER: $12.00 / $7.00
                         SENIORS 62+: $23.00 / $15.00

Wayland is in the pit orchestra for this and this is a great musical for ALL ages. The Woodland Opera house is a really great theatre as well.

Please RSVP – Margie (916) 624-7610


September 12 – Saturday

               Auburn Symphony in the Park withthe PCYO performing at 6:00

Bring your lawn chairs, drinks, dinners and blankets and sit under the stars to lovely music. Invite your friends and have a wonderful evening.


Contact Us:

Margie Hartung, Artistic Director
(916) 624-7610
4635 Fifth Street
Rocklin, CA 95677

Wayland Whitney, Assistant Director-Manager
(916) 676-3730
5353 Swindon Road
Rocklin, CA 95765

Benjamin Hartung, Assistant Director-Audition Manager
(916) 462-4570
4635 5th Street
Rocklin, CA 95677