The Billings Youth Orchestra and Chorale believes its success depends upon the overall music education of our members. We recognize and value the vital role played by music educators, both private and public, in the training of our musicians. Therefore, the Billings Youth Orchestra and Chorale encourages each of its members to participate in his/her school music program when possible. Private lessons are encouraged in addition to participation in a school orchestra program. Youth orchestras, school music programs and private teachers all share the common goal of training the next generation of musicians.