Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony Fund Drive

Youth Musician Group

Why Your Contribution Matters

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.

SVYS takes pride in training the youth of central Illinois in classical music. We currently have 225 members that come from all over the central Illinois area: Springfield, Chatham, Rochester, and Jacksonville, and more.

We offer five different orchestra levels to serve youth from third grade through high school. The students rehearse weekly and show great progress throughout the year. This experience creates the potential for them to make orchestral music a permanent part of their lives.

SVYS offers tuition assistance to students who are in the free or reduced lunch program at their school. It is our goal and mission to allow every student an opportunity to be a part of an orchestra and play an instrument. We rely on your donations to make this possible.

With our Youth Orchestras and Community Orchestra, we are able to reach a large swath of the community through our programs, including concerts and joint ventures with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra.

Mail your donation to:

Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony
420 S. Sixth Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1808

Please indicate in whose name the donation should be acknowledged in our concert programs.

Or donate online by clicking the Donate Now button at the top left of this page.

Donor Recognition Levels

We gratefully accept donations at any level. In our concert programs, we recognize these yearly levels of contributions:

  • Composer's Circle
    • $2,500 and up
  • Conductor's Circle
    • $1,000 to $2,499
  • Symphony Circle
    • $500 to $999
  • Concertmaster
    • $250 to $499
  • First Chair
    • $100 to $249
  • Benefactor
    • $50 to $99
  • Patron
    • $25 to $49
  • Friend
    • Up to $24

Tax-Exempt Status

SVYS Tax Exempt Status

We are a tax-exempt 501(3)(c) organization and a 509(a)(2) public charity.

Donate Online to SVYS

Contact SVYS

420 S. Sixth Street, Springfield, Illinois 62701-1808 (Second floor, Hoogland Center for the Arts)

Phone: (217) 753-8000