Music Director Bill Haraden Conducts a concert featuring the Dallas Brass, 

the Cornelius Youth Orchestras, & Bailey Middle School Band.



The mission of the Cornelius Youth Orchestras (CYO) is to educate and to enhance the knowledge, skills and abilities of the community youth by providing young musicians with unique orchestral training and performance opportunities.  Every opportunity is made to provide an atmosphere where the student is challenged by the discipline of music training and involved in group performance in a comfortable, positive and engaging environment.

The Cornelius Youth Orchestras is open to youth musicians aged 6 - 18 who have 1 or more years of experience in strings, woodwinds, brass, percussion and piano instruments.  


Youth Musicians It's Time to Sign UP!

CYO's 2018 Program

Begins August 28th. 

Don't Miss the Fun!

Come to a Free Rehearsal!


CYO Open Houses will be

held on July 24th, July 31st, August 7th and August 14th, from 6:00 - 7:00 pm at Bailey Middle School Band Room.





CYO Rehearsals

Rehearsals are held on Tuesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 pm at Bailey Middle School Band Room

11900 Bailey Road Cornelius NC 28031


Regular Rehearsals for Fall 2018 Start on Tuesday August 28th in the Band Room.

New member rehearsal will be held on August 21st in the Band Room.

Please click on the calendar tab for full rehearsal schedule.

Come visit CYO in August or September for free!  



For questions or additional information please contact: 

Nanette Haraden 704-576-7270 or


Handicap Symbol 


All Rehearsals and Concerts are Handicap Accessible!




You may register by mail, email, online or by visiting a rehearsal.


Click on this link to the Registration form:  Orchestra Registration Form.pdf  

Please print your completed form and mail it to:


Attn: Nanette Haraden, Program Director

19701 Bethel Church Road, #103-147

Cornelius, NC  28031

Phone: (704) 576-7270

Fax: (866) 229-8778

or email to:


REGISTER ONLINE HERE: Enrollment Form   Remember we need your email address to keep you informed!

You may also contact Nanette Haraden, Program Director at 704-576-7270 or via email to if you have any questions about registration or program fees.



Program fees for 2018-2019 are $250.00 per student with a 10% discount for multi-student families.  Fees should be  paid in person at the first class session unless payment arrangements have been made with Nanette Haraden, Program Director.  All of the information obtained via online enrollment will be automatically provided to us.  Prior to the beginning of the class, we will contact you to confirm your information and answer any questions you may have.  

Based on a student's prior musical training and experience, we may be able to admit a student well after the program starts.  However, if the student enrolls too close to a performance, we do reserve the right to limit his/her participation in that particular event.  This is always addressed on an individual basis, so please don't hesitate to ask!

ONE VERY IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please remember to include the email address where you wish to be contacted, as that is our primary method of communicating updates, venue information and last minute instructions, etc.  Thank you!

At PARC's site, the CYO section is located here: CYO Information - Town of Cornelius PARC Website   For help with the online website form or to inquire further, please feel free to call the PARC Department at the number below or contact the Bailey Road Recreation Center at 704-765-1450 or via email to 

 You may also contact the Town of Cornelius at:

Town of Cornelius

Parks Arts Recreation & Culture - (PARC) Dept.

PO Box 399

21455 Catwaba Avenue

Cornelius, NC  28031

Ph: 704-896-2460



Cornelius Youth Orchestras is made possible,

 in part, through the assistance of the Cornelius

Department of Parks Arts Recreation and Culture (PARC).




Cornelius Youth Orchestras is a registered 501c(3) organization. 

 Cornelius Youth Orchestras, 19701 Bethel Church Road, #103-147, Cornelius, NC  28031
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