2016/2017 Registration is Underway

It is time to register for the Decatur Youth Symphony 2016/2017 season! Our orientation will be September 1, and our first rehearsal will be on September 8 (Apollo Beginning Strings) and September 12 (Solaris, Curiosity, and DYS). Rehearsals will be at Cedar Ridge Middle School. Learn more!

About DYS

Decatur Youth Symphony is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was established in 2003 to provide musical education opportunities to students in Morgan County, AL, and the surrounding area. The program currently includes five main string ensembles, a percussion ensemble for culturally “at-risk” students, a one-on-one mentoring program, small ensembles, and various outreach programs, several of which were developed through joint partnerships with other community organizations.

Our Ensembles

The Decatur Youth Symphony program offers eight different groups for students of all abilities:


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