Youth Orchestra Salinas – inspiring the lives of Salinas youth, one note at a time

Greetings families and friends! Our Spring Concert is less than two weeks away! For this year’s concert we will be partnering with the Kinship Center’s Family Ties program and helping collect school supplies for their annual back to school event. Admission is free for our concert, but we ask that you please bring a school supply as a donation with you to support this cause. For more info on the Kinship Center and Family Ties click here. . .

Kinship Center provides support services to relatives caring for family members’ children when birth parents are unable or unwilling to provide that care because of illness, drug addiction, imprisonment, or death. The goal of these services is to increase the chances for children’s success by building the capacity of kin caregivers to meet their health, financial, social, emotional, and child rearing challenges. Kinship Center is particularly noted for its in-depth education and support for parents and caregivers.

Our Spring Concert will feature both our Pre-Orchestra and Orchestra programs, and will take place on Wednesday, May 16th @ 6:30pm at The Western Stage at Hartnell College. Check the flyer for more info. Hope to see you there!

Check out some photos from our three Winter Concerts this past month!





PRE-ORCHESTRA WINTER CONCERT (held at CSUMB @ Salinas City Center):




We’re prepping for our back-to-back Winter Concerts in December for both Pre-Orchestra and Orchestra. Mark your calendars – Wednesday, 12/13/17 @ 6:30pm (Pre-Orchestra) and Thursday, 12/14/17 @ 6:30pm (Orchestra). See the flyers below for more details. We hope to see you at both!

As we started our Fall semester at the end of August, staff and students have been hard at work with multiple performances, kicking off the new year at Rancho Cielo’s Family Fun Day in August, followed by a Pre-Orchestra performance at Monterey Beach SportsFest in September. Our Orchestras also performed back to back Sundays in October at the annual outdoor community event, Ciclovía in Salinas, then the AIM for Awareness Rally (Youth Mental Health) at Lovers Point Park. We rounded out October and November with both Orchestra, Pre-Orchestra and Choir performances in Alisal at Cesar Chavez and Jesse Sanchez schools, as well as MLK Jr Academy at the Alisal Community Resource Festival. Check out the pics below for a closer look into what YOSAL’s been up to the past few months.


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