Trivia Night 2017

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony is excited to announce their 7th annual Trivia Night fundraiser! On Saturday, October 21st, in Theatre 3 of Hoogland Center for the Arts, Russ Friedewald joins us as our host and trivia expert. The doors open at 6:00pm and trivia begins promptly at 7:00pm. We will have a cash bar and snacks available for purchase. Themed “Friday Night Lights,” this trivia event is sure to test your knowledge on a variety of topics. There will even be a couple bonus rounds for kids. We hope to see you there!

Halloween 2017

Children and the young-at-heart can celebrate Halloween in style this year with the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony and Civic Orchestra in a “Halloween Spook-tacular!” concert. On Tuesday, October 31st, at 7pm, join the musicians for an evening of spooks, haunts, and fantastical stories through music.

From Halloween classics like Night on Bald Mountain (made famous by Disney’s Fantasia) and Danse Macabre to the magical music of Harry Potter – and much more – this concert will be sure to thrill and chill!

Concert-goers are invited to share with the orchestras in Halloween festivity. Costumes are encouraged, and audience members are invited to join in a costume parade during the concert. Attendees will also be able to participate in a trick-or-treat at the end of the concert.

Admission to the concert is $10 for adults, $5 for students, and free to children aged 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting or by calling 217-523-2787.

Join Us

2017-18 Season Registration

The Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony 2017-18 season registration is now open.

• Register online
• Pay registration fee
• Reserve an audition time (if required)
• Download audition excerpts
• Pay tuition

Join our Starter Strings Program

Informational meetings September 19 & 20. See the poster below for more information.

Starter Strings 2017-18

2016-17 SVYS Principal Sponsors

Thank You

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!

2016-17 Season Sponsors

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SVYS Programs

Youth Musicians

SVYS offers a comprehensive program that accepts students with no instrumental experience and nurtures their musical development through high school. There are full youth orchestras, string ensembles, youth chamber music groups, a summer program, and an adult civic orchestra.

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Summer Programs

SVYS offers summer lessons and day camp experiences.