The Delta Symphony Society was formed and registered as a non-profit Society in 1971 by five music loving Delta citizens: Harry Gomez, Fred Preuss, Charles Glushka, Anita Sleeman, and Aileen Docherty.
Under the musical direction of Mr. Harry Gomez, a well-known music teacher and conductor of youth orchestras, the Delta Youth orchestra started in 1971 with 36 players in the orchestra.
Over the course of the last 40 years the orchestra has continued and in spring 2013 we changed our name to the Richmond Delta Youth Orchestra to reflect the growing membership from the City of Richmond. In September 2014 we moved all our rehearsals to Richmond BC. In Spring of 2015 we started the new Junior wind division as a chamber group, and it has grown to become a concert band program in itself.
For September 2015 we will be starting a new Intermediate String division and a new Capriccio String division, which will now be more of a beginning string class.