The Pinellas Youth Symphony Adopt-A-Student Program
2017-2018 Season

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The Pinellas Youth Symphony (PYS) is an organization founded in 1958 by music educators to promote the music development of children in our community. Our students benefit from a qualified professional staff with a challenge to train talented young musicians in the finest techniques of orchestral and ensemble performance.

Our programs include the Pinellas Youth Symphony, our flagship orchestra, for advanced musicians; the Serenade Strings for advanced string musicians; the Pinellas Youth Philharmonic for intermediate to advanced string, wind, and percussion players; Symphonic Strings for advanced beginner to intermediate string players. In addition, PYS offers a full Chamber Music Ensemble program.

PYS enjoys strong relationships with the top music educators and instrumentalists in the Tampa Bay area. Our conductors and coaches are drawn from the Pinellas County Schools and professional orchestras such as The Florida Orchestra.

Approximately 35% of the funding for PYS comes from tuition paid by students. In an effort to make this opportunity affordable for the majority of students, 65% of the remaining funds must come from other sources such as grants and contributions. The PYS program contributes towards the making of fine young citizens. Music gives children something positive and constructive to do with their time, and the rewards will stay with them throughout their lifetime.


The Pinellas Youth Symphony Adopt-A-Student Program

Dear _____________________:

I am a member of the Pinellas Youth Symphony and play in the ______________. You can be my sponsor by making a contribution of part or all of the “supplementary cost” of my musical instruction in PYS. These are the approximate costs that tuition does not cover for one student for one semester in the following programs:

$325 – Pinellas Youth Symphony or Serenade Strings
$275 – Pinellas Youth Philharmonic
$225 – Symphonic Strings
$175 – String Consort or Beginning Strings
$100 – Chamber Ensemble

A donation of any amount is greatly appreciated.  Thank you for your generous support!

Student’s Name: __________________________

Total Contribution: $ __________

Donor’s Name: ___________________________________

Donor’s Address: ______________________________________________________________

Please mail to PYS, P.O. Box 4106 Seminole,Florida 33775-4106


The Pinellas Youth Symphony, Inc. is a 501(C)(3) Not-for-Profit Corporation and all gifts made to PYS are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law.  A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352.  Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendation by the state.  100% of contributions received are retained by this organization.  Registration number CH1439.

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