Much of the equipment the percussionists use is old, broken, and often not able to be played. SVYS is currently forced to borrow equipment from another orchestra in the area. This was sufficient in the past, but as our organization grows in size and ability, we would like to offer more professional quality equipment to our musicians.
We have prioritized the equipment we need to update our percussion section. We will move down the priority list, and if we are able to purchase all items on the list with funds to spare, we will use additional money to fund tuition scholarships for our musicians requesting financial assistance.
The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony provides the only orchestral learning and performing opportunity for young people in our community since the 1970s, when orchestral instruction was dropped from the public school curriculum.
The generous full-season sponsorships from these community businesses allow the music to go on!
Musicians are required to report rehearsal absences in advance.
The Preparatory Orchestra, Sinfonia Orchestra and the Youth Symphony are intermediate and advanced ensembles for students in grade school through high school.
Beginning string instruction for students at local schools and home-schooled children in grades 3 & up.
Open to all adults who play an orchestral instrument.