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How to Become a Member

We’re thrilled to welcome new members to both the Academy and Senior Orchestra.


To become a member, you must be receiving formal lessons in an orchestral instrument.

We have two orchestras, and placement is based on ability and age:

  • The Academy Orchestra is primarily for primary school children (with at least 1 year of lessons).
  • The Senior Orchestra is mainly for secondary school children (with a minimum of grade 3 exams or equivalent).

Placement decisions are made solely by the musical director.



Please complete the registration form provided below and make your payment using ‘Teamer‘. If you prefer, you can divide your payments over four months, by selecting this option under “Choose Payment Type”. Payments can be made using either credit or debit card. ‘POS Julianstown’ will be displayed on your bank or credit card statement.

The membership fees for this year are as follows:

  • €130 for 1 child
  • €240 for 2 children
  • €320 for 3 children

Instrument Rental

JYO offers affordable instrument loans. At present, the orchestra supplies violins, violas, cellos, double basses, piccolos, oboes, clarinets, bass clarinets, bassoons, French horns, trombones, and percussion instruments.

Renting an instrument from JYO costs €30 per year, with a €20 refundable deposit. However, members must also enroll in lessons for the chosen instrument. The Orchestra can suggest teachers for all instruments. To secure an instrument, please use the payment link provided below the form.


Learning to play a musical instrument can be daunting for a child. They must concentrate on coordinating their fingers, tongue, breathing, posture, reading notes, and keeping count. It can be challenging for parents to find a suitable teacher for their child’s chosen instrument. Before joining the orchestra, aspiring musicians should be taking lessons with a music tutor.

However, there’s some good news! Julianstown Youth Orchestra can recommend various music schools and private instructors who can provide lessons to support their journey with the orchestra. We’re pleased to share this list with you; for more information, please email