History

2009-10:

  • Members of the NBYO board go on learning tour of Venezuela.
  • NBYO launches a bilingual prototype centre at Beaverbrook School in Moncton with 50 students playing stringed instruments.

2010-11:

  • Expanding on the success of the prototype centre, the Moncton centre expands to 100 students and adds flute and clarinet.

2011-12:

  • The Moncton centre expands to 160 students and adds the remaining instruments of the orchestra - woodwinds, brass and percussion.
  • The Saint John centre launches with 50 students, an all strings program.

2012-13:

  • The Moncton centre expands to 220 students.
  • The Saint John centre expands to 100 students, adding flute and clarinet.
  • The Richibucto centre becomes the first unilingual francophone centre in the province with 50 students.

2013-14:

  • The Moncton centre expands to 260 students.
  • The Saint John centre expands to 135 students, adding flute and clarinet.
  • The Richibucto centre expands to 85 students, adding clarinet.
  • The Tobique First Nations program opens in partnership with the Chief, Council and educators of the Mah-Sos School.