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May 21 & 22, 2018

The 2018 YOSA Invitational will give 16 local school bands and orchestras the chance to record and perform in the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts’ renowned H-E-B Performance Hall, San Antonio’s premier concert venue, free of charge to all participating ensembles.

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This is a perfect opportunity to capture a topnotch recording of your group and to feature them in one of America’s most beautiful concert halls. The Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall—the home venue of the San Antonio Symphony, Opera San Antonio, and YOSA (Youth Orchestras of San Antonio)—is a state of the art concert venue with widely acclaimed acoustics. YOSA is pleased to offer this opportunity free of charge to all participating ensembles.


  • 45 minutes of warm-up, tuning, and preparation in the Tobin Center’s Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater.
  • 45 minutes of performance and recording on stage in the Tobin Center’s H-E-B Performance Hall.
  • Professional audio recording and photography.
  • Free admission for parents and other audience members.


Orchestras and concert bands from middle schools and high schools within a 75-mile radius of the Tobin Center in San Antonio are eligible. Multiple programs from the same school may apply, but only one ensemble from a given school will be invited to participate. YOSA will invite eight middle school groups and eight high school groups to participate in the 2018 YOSA Invitational.


Applications can be found HERE.

Applications must be complete and submitted no later than 4 p.m. on June 1, 2017.

Official invitations to perform will be issued by July 1, 2017.


Information on the 2017 YOSA Invitational can be found HERE.