YOSA MÁS (Music After School)
YOSA MÁS is a free after-school program offering free loaned instruments and music instruction to students on the City's West Side. With minimal music programs in their schools, this program gives an opportunity for those students wanting to learn a string instrument. The program is led YOSA MÁS Director, Aurelia Rocha.
Modeled after El Sistema in Venezuela, the program consists of students grades K-7 who reside in zip codes 78237 and 78207. YOSA MÁS is located at Good Samaritan Community Services and launched its first season in September 2009, serving over 160 students.
In the fall of 2008, YOSA launched the Music Learning Center pilot program in partnership with Good Samaritan Community Services. The Music Learning Center performed their debut concert on Thursday, May 7, 2009 showcasing what the students had learned over the season.
The current inception of this program, YOSA MÁS, launched on January 7, 2013.
Click on the image below to view a video from the MLC's debut concert.
A special thank you to the 2009 Music Learning Center donors:
Impact San Antonio
H-E-B Tournament of Champions
Ewing Halsell Foundation
George W. Brackenridge Foundation
Elizabeth Huth Coates Charitable Foundation of 1992
Texas Women for the Arts
Charity Ball Association of San Antonio
Greehey Family Foundation
Genevieve & Ward Orsinger Foundation
The Rio Grande Fund of the San Antonio Area Foundation
City of San Antonio, Office of Cultural Affairs (Neighborhood Arts Program)
Volney E. Dibrell Charitable Trust (Frost, Trustee)
Marcia & Otto Koehler Foundation
The Bill and Sally McNutt Foundation (Janet McNutt)
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Texas Commission on the Arts
G.A.C. Halff Foundation
David & Betty Sacks Foundation