Basingstoke Area Youth String Training Orchestras 

Conductors: Phil White and Brenda De Souza


First Access String Orchestra

  • Tuesdays during term time 4.45 - 5.45pm

Stage 1 - 4  String Orchestra

  • Thursdays during term time  4.45 - 5.45pm

at Queen Mary's College, Cliddesden Road, Basingstoke

BAYSTO formed in 2012 to provide opportunity for younger string players. 

BAYSTO is open to string players from stage one to stage four, no exams need to have been taken. There are no auditions and it is open to any child from local schools in the area. We aim to perform one concert each term. We rehearse at in the performance space in the new building at Queen Mary's College.

First Access String Orchestra is for players who have been learning for a minimum of one year.

Hampshire Music Service charges a fee for Ensemble Membership, which during the school year 2016 - 17,  is £25 per term and for County Ensemble Membership is £35 per term. If your child belongs to more than one ensemble you will only pay one fee.  If your child is in a county and an area ensemble you will only pay the £35 County Ensemble fee.