Celebrating 50 Years 1966 – 2015

Welcome Back Students!

Rehearsals have started for our 50th Season! We welcome new musicians to contact us for Open Rehearsals and Audition scheduling. We are preparing a wonderful program for our November 8th concert including Gershwin’s An American in Paris, and Dvorak’s New World Symphony, mvt 1.

Last Year We…

Our Spring concert featured Sabrina Miller, winner of our 2014 concerto competition, playing Franz Doppler: Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy. See Sabrina’s bio.

Who We Are

We are the only pre-professional youth symphony in the Santa Cruz County.  Our mission is to foster a life-long appreciation for classical orchestral music in the youth of Santa Cruz County and surrounding areas, with an emphasis on the beauty and value of the experience playing and performing this music.



Check out our t-shirts, hoodies, tote bags and concert recordings!


SCCYS Supports In-School Music Education

In partnership with the League of American Orchestras, we commit to:

• Understanding the status of in-school music education and advocating for accurate data and accountability about how much and what kind of music instruction students receive.

• Discovering, implementing, and sharing best practices in advocacy for comprehensive, high-quality in-school music education through sustainable partnerships with all advocates in the community.

• Understanding how orchestra resources and strengths can best address student, school, and community needs.

For more information: www.americanorchestras.org


Thank You

A special thanks to Kim Bui, Kenny Nguyen, Kimbinh Nguyen, Ash Rihal and San Jose State University for their dedication and hard work put into the creation of this site.