Welcome to Y.O.S.A.C.
Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County
YOSAC, Youth Orchestra of Southern Alameda County, is a community-based nonprofit organization started by parents, teachers and music professionals to augment school instrumental programs of Southern Alameda County and the surrounding communities. YOSAC provides high quality group instrumental instruction and symphonic orchestral experience. YOSAC is governed by its Board of Directors who are responsible for policy determination and administration of the Orchestra.
All Groups meet once a week from mid-September through May, String Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra rehearse at Bret Harte Middle School located in the East Bay Area in Hayward, California. Rehearsals vary in length from 50 minutes for group instruction to two hours for the most advanced group.
YOSAC holds three public concerts each year, in December, March and May. A highlight of the orchestral season is the Spring Concert, which features concertos performances by members of the Symphony Orchestra who have been selected through audition by their fellow musicians.
BENEFITS OF YOSAC
1. Playing with a group with full instrumentation is good for your college resume
2. Exposure to classical and symphonic literature from various composers
3. Playing with quality musicians from other schools in the East Bay
4. Challenge students to excel
5. Obtain performing experience
and most importantly
6. IT'S FUN!
P. O. BOX 3970
HAYWARD, CA 94540