Parents' Guild

Community Parents Guild

Dear NYYS Parents and Guardians,

First of all, I would like to welcome everyone to the Grammy-awarded New York Youth Symphony Organization: “More Than a Symphony!”

The mission of the NYYS is “ to educate and inspire young musicians through exceptional ensemble training and performance opportunities.” Participation in the New York Youth Symphony is a tremendous accomplishment, requiring great discipline, dedication, and commitment. Parent engagement and continued support also play a vital role in our children’s growth and success at NYYS; for this reason, we’ve established the Parents Guild.

Parents and guardians are automatically considered members of the Parents’ Guild as their children are accepted into the NYYS programs. Thus, we ask all the parents/guardians to join the Guild by registering and paying the annual dues. The annual Family membership is $50.00/family. These dues offset some catering costs at student events and performances throughout the year. In the past, the Parents’ Guild fund has provided food at chamber ensembles, jazz intensives, chamber music assessments, community concerts, and Composition Date concert events.

The Parents’ Guild also plays an additional role in helping to escort the Kick-Off Weekend, hosting information sessions about the multiple programs of NYYS, and coordinating carpool services for the members to come to rehearsals or end-of-the-year potluck meals. Members also serve as ambassadors of NYYS in our communities, and schools, act as liaisons for new parents and members of the orchestra, and provide a parent’s perspective to NYYS staff and trustees.

To join the NYYS Parents’ Guild, please follow this link: 

I invite all of you to join the NYYS Parents’ Guild and welcome your suggestions and ideas. Please reach out to me via for any more information. Together we can create a dynamic and supportive parent community at NYYS.  

Thank you for your support! 

– Sosamma LeDoux  (NYYS Parent Guild Chairperson 23/24)

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