Inclement Weather Policy

If the Eau Claire School District cancels school, the Youth Symphony will cancel rehearsal.  If schools are dismissed early, rehearsal will also be cancelled.  If inclement weather occurs after school hours, any rehearsal cancellations will be communicated on this website and on social media as soon as possible. If school is delayed 2 hours, rehearsal will be held, unless otherwise noted on this website.

Minnesota Orchestra Trip 2019

A great time was had by all! On Friday, Nov. 15th, 20 CVYS members set off to the Twin Cities for a night to remember. First stop was Buca di Beppo for a delicious family style Italian meal, and some very tasty cheescake to top things off.


Then group then made their way to the beautiful Minneapolis Orchestra Hall, home of the Minnesota Orchestra. The program, Vaughan Williams Don Nobis Pacem, was a delight! The students had the privilege of meeting both the soloist Dashon Burton and the conductor Osmo Vanska. What a great night! 

Dashon Burton

CVYS with Dashon Burton

Osmo Vanska

CVYS with Minnesota Orchestra Conductor Osmo Vanska

Our Core Values

* We value the excellence of our music instruction and mentoring.
* We encourage personal development, creativity, discipline, and collaboration.
* We seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships so no one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay.
* We aspire to a culture of fairness and mutual respect.
* We expect a strong commitment from all members of the CVYS team including musicians, staff, and volunteers.
* We encourage the important relationship between our musicians and their teachers, families, and audiences.
* We value quality performances at various venues including collaboration with acclaimed artists and ensembles.
* We strive to be an inclusive organization reflecting the diversity of the greater Chippewa Valley area.