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 Spokane Youth Symphony Mission Statement
To provide exemplary orchestral education and performance opportunities
for the youth of the Inland Northwest

The Spokane Youth Symphony began in 1949 as a teaching orchestra environment for young musicians in the Spokane area. Designed to provide the students with large group performance opportunities, as well as chamber music experience, the youth orchestra program allows students to enhance their musical skills by interacting with other musicians of varying abilities and performing music they find challenging
yet attainable.

Weekly rehearsals are held to prepare pieces for concerts given in the fall, winter, and spring. There is also a concert following the summer camp for the senior orchestras. In addition, periodic sectionals and theory classes are scheduled throughout each concert season for the students to experience a more concentrated study of their instrumental parts and to have the opportunity to further understand the piece by asking questions and receiving suggestions and guidance in their performance.

By adhering to a high standard of excellence, by offering these young musicians a progressive course of study, and by nurturing that early, budding love of music, the Spokane Youth Symphony organization is able to witness the sheer delight that these students find in their musical performances and the sense of pride that is established as they stretch their musical talent into young adulthood. In addition, lifelong skills are developed that will serve them throughout their musical careers. The Spokane Youth Symphony depends upon the generous support of our community to help us to continue to strengthen the musical enrichment of our students and to build orchestras of the future.

As a supporting member of the Spokane Youth Symphony, you can join hands with our fine young people as well as continue to steer them toward a bright musical and educational path to follow and to enrich their talents. Your donations are used to provide financial assistance to those children who might otherwise not be able to participate in our programs, for purchase of instruments and equipment, and for operational expenses. Please consider assisting us by making a contribution. Thank you for helping youth make beautiful music.

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