Since 1949, young musicians across San Antonio have come together to rehearse and perform classical music. Originally, the youth orchestra in San Antonio was sponsored by the San Antonio Independent School District, but as the program grew, it became necessary for the youth orchestra to expand beyond the limitations of the school district. YOSA, founded in 1977, was an offshoot of the SAISD program and included a larger and more comprehensive program that serviced a wider area including San Antonio and the surrounding communities. Although YOSA itself did not exist until 1977, we welcome all who played with the youth orchestra in those early years. The growth of the youth orchestras through the years has provided YOSA with a large community of alumni in a variety of fields and industries.
If you played in a San Antonio youth orchestra, we’d like to get to know you. Please introduce yourself and share your stories by completing the Alumni Information Form. This form will help YOSA to create more detailed and accurate records of its history and to hear your memories.
YOSA Interactive Alumni Map
See those pins? Click on any one of them to learn about a YOSA alumnus.
To add yourself to the map, please fill out the Alumni Information Form.
Why put yourself on the map? This interactive Google map enables us to share information about alumni by location. This will give you and alumni everywhere an instant snapshot of where other YOSA alums live, as well as what they are doing. It can also help you promote your business, an organization you belong to, or your web site. What and how much you share is up to you.