Youth Orchestra Alumni Page



Every five years, we invite alumni of the Great Falls Youth Orchestra to come together for the purpose of reconnecting with old friends, and of course, making great music together! 


The next Alumni Anniversary concert will be Sunday, January 2, 2022. Mark your calendars for an afternoon rehearsal, meal and concert at the Mansfield Theater in Great Falls.

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A Message from Gordon Johnson

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Dear Great Falls Youth Orchestra Alumni,

You’re part of a legacy. This season the Great Falls Symphony is celebrating 60 years of gracing north central Montana with the gift of music. The achievements of the Symphony are being celebrated by our community all season long.  The Great Falls Symphony’s innovative model of sharing the value of music is recognized throughout Montana, the United States and the world.

Like any innovative organization, the Symphony’s strength depends on quality people.  And, that is why I am reaching out to you.  At some point in time you were, or are, a member of the Youth Orchestra.  Because of your participation, your dedication, you have been essential to this organization’s success. I hope you share the same sense of pride that I have in having been a part of something so rich and rewarding.

Many of you are now adults.  You have careers, families and have developed into citizens who will lead us into the future.  I want to encourage you to continue to embrace the passion for music that you had when you were in the Youth Orchestra. Future generations will depend on your inspiration and leadership. Being involved in something as vibrant as making music is much more than participating in an “activity”.  it is a mission. The mission that causes us to rediscover ourselves each and every day and to share these discoveries with society.

You are special. You have had the inspirational power of music resonating in your soul.  Please do not take this for granted. Continue to be an emissary of music’s ability to transform our lives.

I do hope that you will join the Symphony during this celebratory season.  Come to a concert.  Support the Youth Orchestra. Encourage a young musician. Support us so that others, who follow in your footsteps, can be part of the magic that music has to offer.

You are part of our legacy.

I continue to be very proud of each and every one of you.