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July 18, 2023

Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra in schools this week with their Summer Symphony!

Windsor, ON – The Summer Symphony program, created by the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestra (WSYO) performs in schools this week in conjunction with the Greater Essex County District School Board’s Summer Learning program. 

WSYO created the Summer Symphony program when their regular season came to an end last May. Their desire to keep practicing and performing led to this new initiative. “We’re so proud of our Youth for creating this program through their love for music and performing. Their desire and drive to play and teach makes this program so special for students,” said Becky Ng, WSO Education & Outreach Manager.

Campers at Dougall Ave. Public School watch the WSYO give a special performance.

WSYO members meet weekly to rehearse at the Capitol Theatre. A self-led group, the youth musicians decide what to play, as well as all the details like tempo and dynamics. They develop amazing collaboration skills as they work through the pieces. Older students model leadership and mentor the younger ones. 

The WSYO thank community partners who made donations to fund these performances: the University of Windsor Faculty of Education, the Greater Essex County District School Board, River Bookshop, and the City of Windsor. Each student is paid a small fee for performing, which makes their summer program extra special!

Upcoming School Visits:

  • Wednesday July 19
    • 9:45am at W.F. Herman Academy Secondary School (1905 Bernard Rd. S., Windsor)
  • 1:00pm at Prince Edward Public School (949 Giles Blvd. E., Windsor)
  • Thursday July 20
    • 1:00pm at West Gate Public School (451 Park St. W., Windsor)
  • Friday July 21
    • 9:45am Ojibway Nature Centre (5200 Matchette Rd., Windsor)

For additional information about attending a performance please contact:

Becky Ng, Manager, Education and Outreach