The purpose of the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, which is one of the three performing ensembles of the Belleville Philharmonic Society, is to:
1. Provide an opportunity for young musicians to achieve musical competence by studying and performing quality orchestral literature before audiences.
2. Provide musical opportunities for all young people in the Metro-East area and to inspire them with a love of music.
3. Encourage and challenge their talent to promote a desire to go beyond what is comfortable and achieve what is possible.
4. Provide musical educational opportunities available to the Metro-East community for all.