May 18 & 19, 2020

The 2020 YOSA Invitational will give 20 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.


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.

Participating groups will enjoy:

  • 40 minutes of warm-up, tuning, and preparation in the Tobin Center’s Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater.

  • 40 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.

Who can apply:

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 20 middle school groups and high school groups to participate in the 2020 YOSA Invitational.

How to apply:

The application for the 2020 YOSA Invitational is now closed. Applications for the 2021 YOSA Invitational will open in February 2020.

2020 YOSA Invitational

Information on the 2019 YOSA Invitational can be found HERE.