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.

Become a Supporter

You can help DYS continue to create opportunities for music in our community by making a donation online. All major credit and debit cards are accepted. Learn more about how you can support DYS.

Our Ensembles

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


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