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Our Orchestras: Established in 1965, the Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra (YYSO) gives student musicians ages 8-21 an opportunity to play music in a full symphony orchestra. Participation is by audition; students pay tuition to support operational expenses. Students from throughout the Yakima Valley rehearse weekly. Musical rigor is high; musicianship expectations also are high with strict attendance requirements and adherence to professional standards of conduct. The YYSO facilitates the Yakima Ensemble for Strings (YES!) to provide younger string players a similar symphonic opportunity. 

Rehearsals and Performances: YYSO and YES rehearse on Monday evenings. YYSO rehearses from 6:30-8:30pm. YES rehearses from 6:30-7:30pm. Concerts occur on Saturday/Sunday afternoons/evenings. The annual fundraiser is held on a Saturday evening. For details, please explore our calendar.

For information and/or to contact the youth symphony, please use the YSO CONTACT US form or email yyso.yes@gmail.com.
This program is supported in part by grants from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation and from the Washington State Arts Commission in collaboration with the Washington State Department of Commerce.

2023-24 Yakima Youth Symphony Orchestra Governing Committee
Chair: Betsy McCann
Secretary: TBD
Treasurer: Rosalinda Ibarra
Member: Tiffany Chapman
Member: Britteny Grow
Member: Amae Merrill*
Member: David Rogers, YSO Executive Director
* denotes YSO Board Affiliate Liaison