“They take it seriously, they play with heart”
"We've gotten to play with them on three different shows now, and it's been a joy for us to make music with these young string players. They take it seriously, they play with heart, and they've created some amazing moments on stage."
— Paul Wright, Cellist for Tall Heights
“it is profound.”
"It's rare to see such passion in a group of musicians, rarer still to see it in ones with their entire careers ahead of them. I'm not sure if they know what effect they have on the bands they work with, but it is profound."
-Griffin Sherry, Guitarist for The Ghost of Paul Revere
"The Maine Youth Rock Orchestra experience helps expose young adults to the beautiful but ultimately difficult path of becoming a professional musician and I think that is just amazing."
— Devin Mauch, Drummer for The Ballroom Thieves
“unadulterated hard work.”
"The Maine Youth Rock Orchestra is a perfect example of what can happen when you fuel a big idea with courage, expertise, and unadulterated hard work."
—Darren Elder, Producer, Owner of The Halo Studio
“I'm always blown away”
"I'm always blown away by how smoothly and professionally the entire Maine Youth Rock Orchestra operation is run. I've done a handful of shows with them and they not only enhanced my songs and classed up my whole act but somehow were less of a logistical headache than my usual four piece stage show."
— Spose, Hip-Hop Artist
“they snap me back to the vitality of synergy.”
"I love Maine Youth Rock Orchestra because they snap me back to the vitality of synergy, a huge wave of feels that stems from being present and together, from just playing your part, and from opening up to the common goal of collaboration in song."
— Tim Harrington, Guitarist for Tall Heights
"It connects students to music in a way that a lot of classical training does not allow."
"Maine Youth Rock Orchestra is exactly the kind of program I wish I would have had growing up playing classical music in Kansas City. It connects kids to music in a way that a lot of classical training does not allow."
-Auyon Mukarhji, Violinist for Darlingside
“The performance we had with them was one of our favorites”
"Working with Maine Youth Rock Orchestra was not only a musical and performance pleasure, but also a great example of what can happen when the youth are given a wonderfully guided outlet to showcase their abilities. The performance we had with them was one of our favorites of the whole tour — a tour that included performances with some of the top professional symphonies in the country."
— Jeb Bows, Violinist for Gregory Alan Isakov / Ghost Orchestra