- YOSA Philharmonic
- YOSA Symphonic Winds
- YOSA Symphony
- YOSA Flute Choir
- YOSA Concertino Strings
- YOSA Repertory Strings
- YOSA Sinfonietta Strings
- YOSA Capriccio Strings
- YOSA Prelude Strings
- YOSA Chamber Music
Rehearsal and Concert Attendance
Consistent attendance at rehearsals is crucial to the success and musical growth of YOSA. Any absence from an ensemble affects the ability of other musicians of the orchestra to be fully prepared for the concert performance.
Dress rehearsals and concerts are mandatory. Any musician who misses a dress rehearsal may not be allowed to play in that concert, at the discretion of the conductor. Missing a concert is grounds for dismissal.
It is the responsibility of the musician and parents to ensure that the YOSA staff is informed about absences as early as possible. Please use the Absence Notification Form link below to report all absences.
The Musician Handbook contains the policies and procedures relating to all Youth Orchestras of San Antonio activities. The musicians of YOSA maintain a personal standard of conduct that is a credit to themselves, their parents, schools, and communities. Musicians are expected to contribute to the wholesome atmosphere of devoted work and serious performance that distinguishes this organization. Musicians are expected to maintain participation in the music program (orchestral or band) at their school if one is available.
It is a goal of YOSA to ensure that young musicians are not turned away due to financial circumstance and that assistance is provided to those in need. The deadline for the 2016/17 Season tuition assistance application is July 25, 2016 with awards announced soon after.