Links to some of the local Youth and Community orchestras:
San Diego Civic Youth Orchestra
http://www.civicyouthorchestra.org

Mainly Mozart Youth Orchestra
http://www.mainlymozart.org/youth-orchestra

San Diego Youth Symphony
www.sdys.org

San Diego Youth Philharmonic Orchestra
www.youthphilharmonic.org

Grossmont Symphony Orchestra & Master Chorale
www.grossmont.edu/gso/default.asp

Coronado Concert Band
http://coronadoarts.com/directories/coronado-concert-band/

Palomar/Pacific Coast Concert Band
http://www.pccband.org

Pomerado Community Band
www.pomeradoband.org/

San Diego City Guard Band
http://www.cityguardband.com

Notre Temps String Ensemble
http://ntstrings.org/Welcome.html

Do you want to learn more about the instruments in an orchestra? Or about the music we play?
Here are a number of links to get you started:

 

DSOKids
“The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s magical doorway to a world of musical fun and learning for students, parents and teachers”
http://www.dsokids.com

BBC Guide to the Orchestra
This site, aimed at younger audience members (ages 12 and under), also shows the instruments of the orchestra, along with sound samples.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/guide/

Interactive Guide to the Symphony
Here’s the current flagship website for learning about the instruments of the symphony. Carnegie Hall has launched a highly interactive guide-to-the-symphony game for children (adults have been known to play as well . . .). Users must create a login, and then can play a game based on Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra”. Highly recommended.
http://www.carnegiehall.org/article/explore_and_learn/art_online_resources_listening_adventures.html