About DYS

The Decatur Youth Symphony in Decatur, Alabama transforms lives through music by providing students the opportunity to learn and perform music, impacting the culture of our community. The program works with more than 200 students each year.

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We provide percussion, violins, cellos, violas, and guitars for many of our outreach programs at costs of $50-$800! Our event Monday night will help us be able to buy NEW instruments for expanding programs for next year! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today we start our Student Spotlight series! Mia Kidd is an 8th grader at Austin Junior High. She plays clarinet, violin, and double bass. She made it into All State with clarinet this year under the instruction of Regina Raney. She plays in every DYS group too! Double bass in Solaris and Curiosity, violin in DYS and Chamber!! She says she really enjoys the music DYS performs. #dys #dcseffect ... See MoreSee Less

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Did you know the DYS faculty all are active performers? Come hear us and help raise funds for instruments! We are looking forward to performing in the beautiful Alabama Center for the Arts recital hall! ... See MoreSee Less

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Today is our EACH ONE TEACH ONE mentoring workshop - Empowering DYS students to carry out our mission to "transform lives through music!" Thank you to our instructors, Jessica Clark Emily Davis and Dr. Mary Harris. Thanks also to Church of the Good Shepherd for hosting us! ... See MoreSee Less

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