Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony

Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony

The Coachella Valley Symphony Educational Outreach Program began in 1995, when Jeannette Banoczi founded the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony (BRYS) as a full orchestra experience for the young musicians of our valley.

Currently comprised of some 50 student musicians, ages 8-18, BRYS has seen nearly 850 young musicians pass through the program. Several have gone on to perform with the Coachella Valley Symphony, while others have enrolled in music schools, conservatories, and other institutions of higher education worldwide.

The orchestra rehearses weekly from September through May.  The String section meets at 4:00 to 5:00pm, the Wind sections from 5:00 to 6:30pm.  Later in the season, both will be joined together.  BRYS offers both public and private performances each season. Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony musicians have generally been studying their instruments for at least two years. Students are also eligible to receive scholarships that provide for private instruction. For many, this financial support represents their first opportunity to afford individual lessons. These lessons are provided at no charge to the student musicians or their parents.

Please consider a tax-deductible donation specifically targeted to the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony so we may continue this worthy program. Because we believe that music is crucial to the intellectual and social development of young people – our leaders of tomorrow - we remain committed to our students. There is never a fee charged to any or our young musicians. Your financial support of these talented students is greatly appreciated.

For information concerning the Buddy Rogers Youth Symphony performing at your special event, enrolling a young musician, or becoming a supporter, please contact us at coachellavalleysymphony@gmail.com or call 760-360-2222.