Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra
HYSO - or the Hamilton Youth Steel Orchestra - is a programme established "to provide local youth with the opportunity for positive group interaction, music expression and music literary."
HYSO is offered for the consideration of local youth in search of positive group affiliation and interaction. The founders recognized that like all people, youth have a basic need to belong to a larger entity, a collective.
Music was chosen as the core activity, because of its universality and its power to bridge gaps and promote inclusivity.