1963: Plans solidify for a new orchestra for young musicians in Morro Bay.
1964-1965: Rehearsals begin with 10 students at the Morro Bay home of Wachtang “Botso” Korisheli.
1967-1968: The 45-member Youth Symphony presents its first stand-alone concert on November 19, l967.
1977-1978: Youth Symphony tours Guatemala.
1980-1981: Loal Davis becomes Youth Symphony conductor; Junior Strings Ensemble founded by Carol Kersten.
1988-1989: Ginette Reitz becomes Music Director for Youth Symphony.
1993-1994: Preparatory Strings Ensemble founded by Carol Kersten; 34 musicians attend Camp Ocean Pines Music Camp in Cambria.
1994-1995: Korisheli Scholarship Fund established by Botso.
1996-1997: Kent Nagano and Botso guest conduct December concert at the PAC.
2000-2001: Nancy Nagano becomes conductor for Youth Symphony.
2001-2002: Junior Strings, Junior Winds, and Youth Symphony participate in “Disney Magic Music Day” at Disneyland.
2002-2003: Youth Symphony members go on tour of Germany and Switzerland.
2004-2005: Youth Symphony participates in the National Orchestra Festival competition in Nevada and premiers Garry Eister’s “Executive Order 9066.”
2005-2006: Debut season for Academy Orchestra; SLO Youth Symphony merger with SLO Symphony on September 11, 2006.
2006-2007: In June 2007, Concert Orchestra toured Vancouver, British Columbia.
2013: "Botso" documentary is released to film festivals and wins Audience Choice awards. Youth Symphony goes on tour to Chicago and performs at Disney Hall in Los Angeles.
2015-2016: Youth Symphony toured in Alaska.