Welcome to Youth Orchestra Salinas!
Our Mission is to transform the lives of our Youth and our communities through the inspiration, discipline and performance of classical ensemble music.
Our Spring Concert is tonight, featuring both the Pre-Orchestra and Orchestra. The show starts at 6:30pm at the Fox Theater in Oldtown Salinas. Arrive early for good parking and seating!
Our Spring Concerts for both Orchestra and Pre-Orchestra are coming up! They’ll be combined on one night – Thursday, June 2nd at 6:30pm at the Fox Theater (241 S Main St) in Oldtown Salinas. It will be a fun night, full of lively music, perfect for the whole family! Come on out and support our students and staff!
Tuesday, May 17th @ 6:30pm – Our Juniors program held at Los Padres School will perform their Spring Musical, “The 3 Piggy Opera.” Los Padres School (1130 John St) in the Small Cafeteria. ———————— Thursday, May 19th @ 6:30pm – Our Juniors program at Kammann School will also be performing “The 3 Piggy Opera.” Kammann School (521 Rochex Ave) in the Cafeteria. Come on out and support our youngest YoSal students!
I learn a lot here in Yosal. Music is really fun. I’ve noticed how the whole orchestra has progressed since last year. We’ve been getting really good because of you guys. Without the awesome teachers, I think we would still be playing Ode To Joy instead of Brandenburg….
Thank you for everything you have taught me… You are an awesome teacher and basically play every instrument. I like how you always choose me to audition for the solos. You are the best teacher.
The Youth Orchestra of Salinas (YoSal) was founded in 2010, and became part of El Sistema USA - the National Alliance of El Sistema Inspired Programs. El Sistema, ("The System") is a bold and ambitious systematic approach to the creation of community values through orchestral and ensemble playing and singing. Students engage in rigorous daily practice, perform regularly on stage and learn to be responsible citizens. They develop a better understanding of the world around them and the importance of respect, teamwork, and accountability. They learn that these are the kinds of empowering tools that can change the direction of their lives and realize how much they can accomplish.
YoSal offers music education after school to students in Salinas from kindergarten to high school. We are currently serving nearly 300 students from 25 different schools throughout the city. YoSal is currently divided into three programs: Orchestra, Pre-Orchestra, and Juniors. Working with local school boards and social organizations, YoSal is tuition-free for all students and operates year-round. In addition to providing musical training and enrichment, YoSal teaches respect, responsibility, cooperation, self-confidence, and dedication.