March 26, 2018

Percussion at the Developmental Center – Decatur High School

This spring, Aaron Plunkett, DYS’ percussion coach, started a class at Decatur High’s Developmental Center. The students are loving their drumming activities! These pictures include Aaron, […]
February 15, 2018

Each One Teach One – Spring 2018

The Each One Teach One mentoring program provides an opportunity for the younger players to learn from the more advanced players, and develops mentoring skills for […]
February 13, 2018

YEA! Decatur Bus Tour – 2017

The YEA! Decatur weekend kicks off each year with a whirlwind tour of the elementary schools in Decatur. The Decatur Youth Symphony ensemble performs a selection […]
February 12, 2018

Retirement Reception for Sharon Landis – April 2017

A retirement reception was held on Tuesday, April 26 to honor Sharon Landis, the Decatur Youth Symphony’s first executive director. At the reception, members from the […]
February 11, 2018

3rd Friday – April 2017

Each year, Decatur hosts a monthly street festival in downtown. This year, some of our advanced students participated in the 3rd Friday Downtown event.
February 11, 2018

Alabama Folk School – 2017

Several string players got to take a wonderful trip to Camp McDowell in Nauvoo, AL for a workshop at the Alabama Folk School. The students performed […]

DYS has grown and a changed from the time when this video by Freedom Light Productions was filmed, but it is a wonderful look back at the students in the program at the time.