Please join us in thanking our Principal Sponsors for this season! The generous support of these local businesses helps SVYS provide the only orchestral learning and performing opportunity for young people in our community.
Servpro of Springfield
The Feed Store
John Shafer & Associates, Architects & Planners
Gates, Wise, Schlosser & Goebel
Myers And Myers, CPAs, LTD
Bank of Springfield
James Greenwald, D.D.S.
Renowned Trivia Expert and Emcee Russ Friedewald will host this year's event. Doors open at 6:00 pm, and the trivia competition starts promptly at 7:00 pm.
Since Nov. 1 is All Saints’ Day, this year’s theme is “Sinners & Saints!” Costumes are encouraged (but not required). Get ready to show us your knowledge and compete for a cash prize. (We'll even let you buy a mulligan to use on those questions that stump you.) Looking for more ways to win? Then take a chance at our 50/50 drawing!
The cost to participate in this exciting event is only $10 per person, which can be paid at the door or in advance by calling the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Office at (217) 753-8000 (cash or check only). Have a group of know-it-alls? Tables of 10 may be reserved in advance by calling our office. Drinks will also be available for purchase throughout the evening at our cash bar. Sponsorships or other contributions are welcome. All proceeds will go to support the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra. We hope you can make it!
Student musicians in our top orchestra have indicated a very positive response to Mr. Power's desire to start a chamber program at SVYS. We are in the process of putting chamber groups together, securing coaches, and scheduling rehearsals. These groups will rehearse 3 times a month and put on a recital sometime this winter. They will also be available for community performances. Participating in the chamber program will come at an additional cost, as this is a separate program from regular orchestra rehearsals. Stay tuned for more information.
Bring your musician friends to Youth Symphony rehearsal for a night of musical fun and...food!
You can invite neighbors, friends from school, church, or elsewhere! Have them bring their instrument! We will plan some fun activities and have snacks and drinks for socializing. You never know...they might have so much fun they decide to join SVYS.
This Starter Strings class is held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. It is for home-schooled students or those who do not have an on-site class at their school.
First class and Parent Meeting - September 10 from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm. Yearly tuition is $150.
Classes are held each Wednesday from 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm.
This Starter Strings II class is held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. It is for home-schooled students or those who do not have an on-site class at their school.
First class and Parent Meeting - September 10 from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm. Yearly tuition is $175.
Classes are held each Wednesday from 6:00 pm to 6:45 pm.
Music Director Eugene Power has selected next season's repertoire for the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra.
We invite all local musicians and fans to join us for the exciting new season!
Butler Elementary (Introductory assembly: Thursday, Sept 1, 3:00 pm. Registration: Wednesday, Sept 17, 6:00 pm)
Christ the King School (Introductory assembly: Tuesday, Sept. 23, 1:30 pm.)
Farmingdale Elementary (Introductory assembly: Monday, Sept 15, 1:00 pm. Registration: Wednesday, Sept 17, 7:00 pm)
Iles Elementary - (Starter Strings II only)
Lindsay Elementary (Introductory assembly: Monday, Sept 8, 12:45 pm. Registration: Monday, Sept 15, 6:00 pm)
Little Flower School
Owen Marsh Elementary (Registration: Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:00 pm)
Sandburg Elementary (Introductory assembly: Tuesday, Sept 9, 2:30 pm. Registration: Thursday, Sept 18, 6:00 pm)
Sherman Elementary (Introductory assembly: Wednesday, Sept 10, 2:00 pm. Registration: Tuesday, Sept 16, 6:00 pm)
Hoogland Center for the Arts (First class and Parent Meeting: Wednesday, Sept 10, 5:15 pm. This class is for home-schooled students or those who attend a school without an on-site Starter Strings program.)
The State Journal Register featured SVYS in an article by Tamara Browning, published May 3, 2014.
Musicians are required to report rehearsal absences in advance.
Orchestral and string ensembles for students in grade school through high school.
Beginning string instruction for students at local schools and home-schooled children in grades 3-6.
Open to all adults who play an orchestral instrument.