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.


Latest news

12/19 – Christmas Gift Wrapping Fundraiser!

YOSAL’s Annual Gift Wrapping Fundraiser will be this Saturday, 12/19, at Northridge Mall in Salinas from 10am-10pm, located in between the JC Penney and Old Navy stores. Come get your gifts […]

12/15 – Orchestra Winter Concert

Our Orchestra Winter Concert will be on Tuesday, December 15th @ 7:00pm. Located at North Salinas Baptist Church (381 San Juan Grade Rd).

12/10 – Kammann Juniors Winter Concert

Our Kammann Juniors Winter Concert will be on Thursday, December 10th @ 6:00pm. Located in the Cafeteria at Kammann Elementary School (521 Rochex Ave).

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Dear Miran,

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.

Miguel Mejia

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…

Juan Arevalo

Our Mission

To transform the lives of our youth and our communities through inspiration, discipline and performance of classical ensemble music.
Introducing Yosal--
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.