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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.


Practice Music for the May Concert:


Violin I 

Violin II




Upcoming Concert: 

"Frozen," December 8th, 2014 ~ 7:00 PM

Featuring Music from Disney's Frozen alongside choral and orchestral Christmas favorites, the PCYO's annual Christmas Concert will be held at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church Monday, Dec. 8th. 

Reserve Open Seating is available; please contact Margie Hartung at (916) 624-7610 or to make your reservation. 



Welcome to the 2014 -15 Season!

If you are interested in auditioning for the 2014-15 season of PCYO please Download our application and email to or mail to Margie Hartung, 4635 Fifth Street, Rocklin, CA 95677. You may also download audition requirements. Our season begins Wednesday, September 17, 2014. 

Practice Music is available for strings here:

Vivaldi & Thompson (Velvet Shoes) String Parts:

Rutter String Parts

Violin I
Violin II

2014-15 Information Packet

                             2014-2015 SeasonOverview


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

                                            ~ “Winter Wonderland”~

PCYO will play all things, “wintery”, including music from Frozen, Vivaldi’s Winter, Der Schneeman and some lovely choral orchestra pieces including John Rutter’s, “I Wish You Christmas.

Concert II ~ Tone Poems and Postcards” ~ descriptive music of scenes and places.

            Concert III ~ Memorial Day Concert featuring Dvorak’s New World Symphony and music of America


Collaboratively we plan to continue ongoing efforts to, “cross-pollinate” with other performers in the Placer area. Things like collaborating to do musicals and work with choral and dance groups will again be part of our season 2014-15. Besides working with others, we will continue to develop our small ensembles like Jazz Band, Chamber groups and Intermediate Orchestra. The overall goal will be to create as many avenues as possible for our students to perform and grow as musicians.  

Being part of an orchestra is the quickest and least-expensive way to improve one’s musicianship at every level; being in an orchestra allows students to use their skills in they way that they were intended. The fulfillment one gets from making music with other musicians is the reward for diligent practice and instruction; this fulfillment motivates musicians to work harder and get better.




The Fifth Annual

 PCYO "All I Want for Christmas" Benefit Concert 

will be held at Valley Springs Church on 

December 1st, 2013

***If you would like to reserve tickets in advance, please call or email Margie Hartung with the name and size of your party. No advance payment is required for reserved seating.***

 Margie Hartung:  (916) 624-7610 / 

Concert Flyer Link

Here's an audio sample from last year's orchestra! 

2012-13 Sample


2/17 - Come to our next concert, "Caliente!" Children under 10 get in free!


Contact Us:

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

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