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Symphonic Winds

Symphonic Winds is a wind ensemble of intermediate to advanced wind, brass, and percussion musicians. Symphonic Winds explores the breadth of wind band literature, performing fun and challenging repertoire.

Tuition is not refundable.

Meet the Conductor

Al Streder grew up in the Chicago area and earned his Bachelor of Music at Roosevelt University in Chicago in 1977, and he taught general music and band for a year in the Chicago area, before moving to California (the Bay area). He taught music in the Campbell School district for three years, before joining the staff of a Christian music ministry in southern California. Al and his wife, Tanya, also a musician and violin teacher, moved to SLO in 1992 to join the staff at Grace Central Coast, a local church. Since moving to SLO, Al has played with various musical groups, including the San Luis Symphony, Santa Maria Philharmonic, PCPA and others. He served for several years as brass coach for the San Luis Obispo Youth Symphony.

News & Announcements

YS Winter Concert

Youth Symphony Winter Concert will be taking place on Monday, December 9, 2019 at New Life Community Church in Pismo Beach. The concert begins at 6 PM and doors open at 5:30 PM. Tickets are now available for purchase.

YS Finale Concert Tickets

Youth Symphony will be having the Finale Concert on SATURDAY, MAY 18, 2019 @ 4 PM. Tickets are now on sale! Get your tickets today by visiting the Performing Arts Center website (click here). This concert will feature Concert Orchestra, Academy String Orchestra, Symphonic Winds, and Preparatory Strings! There will also be a special performance…

Spring Concert Tickets

Youth Symphony will be having the Spring Concert on SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2019 @ 4 PM. Tickets are now on sale! Get your tickets today by visiting the Clark Center Performing Arts website (click here). This concert will feature Concert Orchestra and concerto competition winners Julia Zielke (flute) and Derek Gong (trumpet), Academy String Orchestra,…