The DSO Civic Youth Ensembles has five types of ensembles that you can join: Full Orchestra, String Orchestra, Wind Band, Jazz Band, Chamber Ensembles. Click below for further information about each ensemble.

Each ensemble page below has a link for the Absence Notification Form along with any additional information and links your music director may post.

Full Orchestras

Detroit Symphony Youth Orchestra

Civic Philharmonic Orchestra


String Orchestras

Civic Concert String Orchestra

Civic Sinfonia String Orchestra

Civic Arco String Orchestra

Pizzicato String Ensemble


Wind Bands

Detroit Symphony Youth Wind Ensemble

Civic Symphonic Band

Civic Concert Band

Jazz Ensembles

Civic Jazz Orchestra

Civic Jazz Band

Creative Jazz Ensemble


Detroit Symphony Youth Chorale

Detroit community based ensembles

The Dresner Foundation Allegro Ensemble