Southern Wisconsin Youth Orchestra

Southern Wisconsin Youth Orchestra (SWYO) was created in the summer of 2009 by Betty Douglass and Denise Whitmore to give young students an orchestral experience.  The group, which has grown from an initial three students to an ensemble of twelve, rehearses weekly. Two concerts are presented each year, at Christmas and in April.  No rehearsals are held in the summer. The group operates under the 501c3 status of the East Troy Bible Church.  SWYO operates on donations, which are solely used to purchase music.  No membership fees are charged.

Both Betty Douglass and Denise Whitmore have extensive music backgrounds.  Betty conducts the group.   Denise, who has a B.M. in Instrumental Music Education and many years of teaching experience, arranges the music to fit the group.

The group rehearses on Tuesday nights at the East Troy  Bible Church in room 7 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Please call either Betty (262-642-2326) or Denise (262-409-5276) to determine if your student meets the group’s playing requirements.