Thank you for supporting the Kawartha Youth Orchestra

Without the generous support of family, friends and community, the KYO could not provide young musicians in the City of Peterborough and surrounding area with an opportunity to learn symphonic music and perform in an orchestra ensemble.


The KYO depends on the help of volunteers to deliver our amazing program. If you would like to learn more about volunteering with the KYO, please contact us by phone at (705) 868-5050 or email at

Some volunteer opportunities include:

  • Board of Directors
  • JKYO Musician Mentor
  • Music Librarian
  • Concert Reception Crew
  • Stage Manager and Crew
  • House Program
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing
  • Photographer
  • Writers (e.g. newsletters, house programs, grants)
  • Communication (poster design, writing thank you cards and invitations)


The KYO gratefully accepts all donations, both financial and gifts in kind. We have the Michael Townsend Bursary to assist musicians who would otherwise not be able to participate.

As a registered charity, we are able to issue tax receipts for any donations over $20.00.

To make a charitable gift in kind such as the donation of an instrument to our instrument bank, please contact Ann Millen at or (705) 927-0768.

To make a financial donation please make cheques payable to the Kawartha Youth Orchestra, or donate online here:

Our Sponsors

We are thankful to the many individuals, foundations and corporations for their kind support, we could not succeed without them!