SYS to Perform Final Concert of 2018-19 on Sunday

The Southwestern College Youth Symphony (SYS) will present its last concert of the season, "Where Music Takes Us,” on Sunday, May 5, at 6 p.m. in Richardson Performance Arts Center. This performance is co-sponsored by Family Wealth Management - Michael and Linda Harvey, and Union State Bank. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children (5-18), and free for Southwestern College faculty, staff, and students.

The concert will feature music from movies. The orchestra's graduating seniors are: Andrea Johnson, Joshua Massey, Aideen Tessmer, and TJ Ziegler, Winfield; Jacob Shepherd, Arkansas City; and Sarah Winzenried, Derby.

The SYS is open to middle and high school students who play string, wind, or percussion instruments. Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held on Saturday, May 18. Registration is currently open, and there are openings in all sections. For more information on auditions, contact Ismail Farid by email at or (620) 218-1178).

The Southwestern College Youth Symphony program provides musical training and performance opportunities to talented students in South-Central Kansas and northern Oklahoma. The youth symphony program strives to maintain a rich heritage of classical music in the region. The ensemble 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.

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