The Chester County Youth Orchestra provides an opportunity for students in grades 6-12 to experience the joy of making music with a full symphony orchestra, and allows them to meet fellow musicians from school districts across Chester County. The Orchestra is sponsored by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.

CCYO is dedicated to giving young musicians in Chester County the chance to grow musically by performing challenging works from the standard orchestral literature, as well as music from the cinema and the Broadway Stage. These talented students hone their performance skills and learn a wide variety of music. As members of the CCYO, students gain experience playing music of many different composers, styles, and time periods.