The South Kansas Symphony and the Southwestern College Youth Symphony are non-profit groups funded by Southwestern College and by the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors. Contributions also come from alumni and friends, grants, and ticket sales.

The South Kansas Symphony strives to provide musical memories for our audience with a variety of music for all ages. The ensemble is enriched by the talents of musicians drawn from the best of the collegiate and public communities. In addition, we hope the new acoustically-crafted Richardson Performing Arts Center transports your listening experience to another level.

The Southwestern College Youth Symphony provides musical training and performance opportunities to talented students in South-Central Kansas and Northern Oklahoma. Now growing to 90+ student musicians from a dozen school districts, the SCYS strives to maintain a rich heritage of classical music in our region. The SCYS encourages students to achieve musical excellence, function as members of a team, and appreciate the talents of peers in the ensemble. Many musicians make lasting friendships with other members of the orchestra.