EAST COUNTY YOUTH SYMPHONY, SAN DIEGO CA US
Joan B. Kroc Theatre
Twice a year all our students have the opportunity to perform in one of the best and most beautiful concert venues in San Diego - Joan B. Kroc Theatre. This concert is an exciting events for each participant including guest musicians, conductors and our audience. We would like to thank the Kroc Theatre manager Cathie Hyatt, stage manager Mark Russo and his crew, and house manager Priscilla Orosco for all help they provide to us while our young musicians are learning all rules and regulations of professional concert facility. Their support and patience are greatly valued and appreciated.
Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church
Once a year our Advanced orchestra is performing a free concert for the East County communities at the Lakeside Community Presbyterian Church. The mutual interest between our establishments made LCPC our long time (9 years) partner. Every spring since 2007 East County Youth Symphony is included in LCPC music series and invited to perform in April-May at their beautiful sanctuary. Besides the opportunities to perform, LCPC also provides us a rehearsal space for ECYS small ensembles (as their fellowship hall is not big enough for the full orchestra). We would like to thank Robert Mentze (Pastor Bob) for all he does for East County music community.
Cuyamaca College Communication Arts Theatre
East County Youth Symphony also performs at the new Cuyamaca College Communication Arts Theatre when it is available. We Would like to thank the Cuyamaca College Dean of Humanities Pat Setzer, Music Department Chair Taylor Smith, and Facility Manager Patty Brenton for providing their facilities for our classes and concerts. Cuyamaca College Music Department plays an integral role in keeping East County Youth Symphony tuition free for all young musicians in East County. We would like to express our gratitude and appreciation for all they do to expand existent and develop new music opportunities for youth.
"New Seasons" Church
Doctor Vines is one of the most special people in the history of the East County Youth Symphony. Our organization wouldn't exist without him. Back in 2006 when ECYS founders were looking for the suitable facility to start our first rehearsals, nobody seemed to be interested in providing a space to a new, unknown organization working with middle school and high school children. It didn't take more than a second for Doctor Vines to say: "...teaching children music is a wonderful thing! of course we can help, that's what we do here...", and "New Seasons" became our sweet home. Today, ECYS Advanced Orchestra still resides at the fellowship hall of "New Seasons" Church in Spring Valley. All our musicians, their families, ECYS Board and team of administrators, volunteers and instructors would like to thank doctor Vines and people of his church for providing us with rehearsal facility since our inception.
Croospointe Life Church
La Mesa Crosspointe Life Church is our newest in-kind supporter who is hosting ECYS Summer Camp for Children in July 2017. Our special thank you goes to Pastor Dani Womack and her team for providing us with beautiful facility for our classes and a concert.
All mentioned above people and venues play very important role in well-being of the East County Youth Symphony, and are a huge part of our success along with all ECYS volunteers, supporters, patrons, donors and otherwise community partners. We can't thank enough to all of them for their input. With their help and our hard work we are able to provide free comprehensive music training that is accessible to all children in East San Diego who are interested in music.