YYSO – YES! is proud of our Community Connections


It’s all about relationships! Our organization supports more than 75 students through auditions, rehearsals and concerts in coordination with conductors, coaches, teachers, families and the community. It is a highly complex and active organization fueled entirely by volunteers. Relationships are at the heart of our success and we are grateful for the many volunteers who contribute their time, expertise and energy to our program.


Every year, approximately 10 students graduate from high school and the YYSO-YES! and go on to new opportunities. YYSO-YES! helps prepare students for bright futures!

Yakima Symphony Orchestra:

YYSO-YES! is a subsidiary of the Yakima Symphony Orchestra (YSO). We are fortunate to have the guidance and expertise of the YSO as, together, we work to provide a program of excellence for our students and the community. Click here to learn more about the YSO.


YYSO-YES! is comprised of students from schools throughout the Yakima Valley. We are stronger because of this diversity and look forward to having even more schools represented each year.

Private Music Teachers:

Most YYSO-YES! students take private lessons. This commitment helps students meet the technical skill expectations necessary to play the high level orchestral music in our repertoire. Typically, more than 20 private teachers have students in the YYSO-YES! organization each year. We are grateful for their support.

Yakima Valley:

We are a product of the entire Yakima Valley, with students hailing from Cowiche, Grandview, Harrah, Naches, Selah, Sunnyside, Toppenish, Wapato, Yakima, Zillah and other cities and towns.
Click here to learn more about the Yakima Valley

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