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Supported by The Guelph Community Foundation


Links to Fun Web Sites for Kids

Here are some great musical websites for you. They are full of games, information and fun stuff about music and musicians. Just click on each icon to enter.



Open House with GSO
The GSO’s contribution to the River Run Centre’s open house on September 30th 2012 was a rousing success.
Stationed in the spacious Canada Company Hall, Artistic Director Judith Yan’s innovation of having the orchestra present, playing parts of two scores, having some players speak about their instruments, and having kids–and parents–sit in the orchestra as we played, was brilliant. And, during breaks, it was fascinating to see our musicians chat with kids about our instruments. Some adventurous souls tried a trumpet, or trombone, or cello, or cymbal or . . . . 300 people visited the orchestra.


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 Free to kids 6 years of age and older

Join a fun and exciting club made for kids who love music and learning new stuff !


  is a season-long program especially designed for children 6 years of age and older.


Members of   will receive a close-up opportunity to see how an orchestra works, with invitations to workshops and special rehearsals designated only for members and their families.

* Each workshop/rehearsal will be structured around a different instrument family, with fun introductions to note-reading, theory, and history.

* GSO Musicians will be on hand for mini-talks, musical games, and demonstrations. Not only will you get to sit inside the orchestra, but you will also get to try out the instruments!


  members will receive a personalized membership card and also periodic emails from the Guelph Symphony Orchestra about what’s new and fun for GSOKids.


 Membership Application – To have your child register as a member, simply click here to download a printable copy of the Membership Application form, fill out the information, have a parent or guardian sign the form and then send it back to us

Please note that space is limited so first come first served. Next registration period, August 2013.


Sunday, Dec 9, 2012 3:15 pm River Run Centre

“Meet the Strings”

The kids (and parents) were introduced to the fascinating world of String Instruments by GSO harpist Sharlene Wallace, and senior violin student, Soojung Yu. They then joined the audience for the second half of the concert, to watch and hear these instruments in action. Click on photo to enlarge


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