The Rappahannock Youth Orchestra was founded in 1996 by Mrs. Deborah Tripp as a 501(c) 3 organization, with the idea of offering an additional challenge to the more advanced player. The orchestras were founded as a supplement to the school programs and served to raise the standard of playing in public, private, and home schools. Since 1996 the RYO/RYS has given opportunities to students in the Greater Fredericksburg Area to excel in the performance of community concerts. Students enjoy both the educational and social benefits that RYS extends to them.
Executive Board Stephanie Rollins-Beard, President Teresa Marcus, Vice-President Yvette Percell, Treasurer Scott Beard, Secretary
Board Members Allison Stusse, Member Heidi Calvert, Member Randi Morris, Member