Napa Valley Youth Symphony

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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.


Music brings people together, and I have NVYS to thank for that. From our amazing conductor, Tristan Arnold, to my fellow musicians It just goes to show, anything can be accomplished with a little practice.

~ Andres De La Rosa, NVYS member - 4 years

  1. Anonymous in honor of Sherane Negre
  2. Anonymous in honor of Dale D. Miller
  3. Charlene Steen in honor of Earmark this for the Youth Symphony Chamber Ensemble (Yasushi's group)
  4. Bridget Stewart
  5. Norma Neil
  6. Sonia Ha
  7. Sheila Turgo
  8. Panita Costa in honor of ACHS
  9. Amy Knight in honor of Hunter Knight, sinfonia
  10. Todd Wood
  11. Dionisio Suarez Hevia in honor of Mateo Suarez-Hevia
  12. Edwin & Andrea Chiu in honor of Maddie chiu
  13. Alan Tran
  14. Heidi Zipay
  15. Marie Butler
  16. Paul Row
  17. Rebecca Bartow
  18. Tracey Nauright
  19. Christina Chun
  20. John Burns
  21. Anonymous
  22. Kirsty Cringan
  23. Carol Nelsen
  24. Richard, Laura, Spencer Pool
  25. Napa Valley Give!Guide in honor of NVYS's wonderful chamber music at the Give!Guide kickoff celebration.
  26. Michael Borck
  27. Anonymous
  28. Gwenn McKenzie in honor of my dad, Jack Groth, on the anniversary of his birth
  29. Anonymous
  30. Paul Reiser
  31. Jacqueline Jackson
  32. Anonymous in honor of Jessica Keane
  33. Anonymous in honor of Kyle Groves
  34. Elaine Herrick
  35. Lori Kennedy in honor of Kyle Groves
  36. Anonymous in honor of Kyle
  37. Carol Glaser
  38. Suzanne Rayner in honor of Ida Killebrew
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