SYSO believes that the future of music education depends on the important work done today in school music programs. SYSO musicians are leaders in their school music programs and in other extracurricular ensembles in which they participate. Though we recognize SYSO students maintain busy schedules, school music programs are very important, and depend on enrollment numbers to exist.
As we believe music is a gift, and it is our responsibility to share it with as many people as possible, SYSO will be requiring all students to participate in their respective school music programs, whether it be orchestra, band, choir, chamber, jazz, pit orchestra, etc., where possible. Students are always expected to prioritize school music concerts and rehearsals over SYSO-related obligations.