Welcome to Youth Orchestra Salinas!
Our Mission is to transform the lives of our Youth and our communities through inspiration, discipline and performance of classical ensemble music.
Our Pre-Orchestra concert will be on Tuesday, November 17 @ 6:30pm. Located in the Cafeteria at Sherwood Elementary School (110 Wood St).
YOSAL’s Orchestra had an amazing concert on October 4th at Hartnell College’s The Western Stage. It was a revamping of their Spring Concert, “Music From the Screen.” A few highlights were the […]
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.
I thank all of my teachers for an education, for my instrument, and a future…. I also want to thank Mr. Becker for helping me with my problems…
A way to connect and transform (Amalia Diaz)
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.