Imagine an environment where the orchestral family replaces negative alternatives, a fun-filled atmosphere where children develop respect for others, self-discipline, cooperation, and strive for excellence, learning life skills that are the foundation for building a strong society.
Imagine the pride of every neighborhood being its youth orchestra.
Imagine a system of quality youth orchestras engaged in joyful, rigorous music making throughout Monterey County.
This vision can become reality through a collaboration of youth, families, schools, organizations and people in California and beyond.
YOSAL is an El Sistema-inspired music program for the Salinas Valley and the surrounding region. Conceptualized more than 35 years ago by Dr. Jose Antonio Abreu, his efforts ignited a revolution in the world of classical music as thousands of students from the most under served communities of Venezuela began studying music each day after school.