Napa Valley Youth Symphony
What They Do:
Provide music education to 80 Napa youth, 8-18 years old, while instilling skills in leadership, perseverance and team work. Four ensembles perform over 15 concerts annually, playing the works of iconic classical composers with some jazz and rock-n-roll thrown in for fun.
NVYS is unique for a youth orchestra since they seek “out of box” experiences for local youth like playing BottleRock, tours of Ireland, Boston and Montreal, playing Carnegie Hall in New York City and opportunities to play local venues such as Lincoln Theater and Jarvis Conservatory.
Since 2003 NVYS has nurtured and inspired over 1,000 young musicians in the Napa Valley. Weekly rehearsals include coaching in small groups from professional musicians who help students learn the works of iconic classical composers (and the occasional Coltrane or Bowie song).
Other Ways to Help:
- Volunteer to help with a concert or Red Gala (selling tickets, ushering, working concessions, decorating, serving food, or chaperoning backstage).
- Create programs, eblasts, or posters using your graphic arts background.
- Create promotional and Fund-a-Need videos.
- Donate tickets (or a bus!) to give NVYS students exposure to other musical performances, such as SF Symphony concert at Davis Hall.
Lori Kennedy in honor of Kyle Groves
Anonymous in honor of Kyle
Suzanne Rayner in honor of Ida Killebrew