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kvyso sounds of celebration imageFrom the 20th Anniversary Committee:

Dear Supporters: Out of an abundance of caution and care for our musicians and concert-goers, the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Sounds of Celebration concert that was scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020 will be postponed until a later date in May. Our primary goal is to keep everyone safe during this uncertain time. Our hope is that everyone who purchased tickets can attend on the new date. You may choose to donate your ticket fee to further the work of KVYSO. If you’d like a refund, you may email us at info@kvyso.com or call us at 815-334-773. Otherwise, all tickets will be good for our May rescheduled concert. Further information will be sent out as we secure a new date. Please help us spread the word.

Thank you for your understanding.


The Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is dedicated to young musicians and their musical training, from grades 7-12. The committee members work diligently to bring the best educators from the area to work with the students at Olivet Nazarene University. By having the concerts and practice sessions at ONU, the KVYSO musicians are taught in a university setting with all of the amenities that are offered there.

Throughout the year, the KVYSO performs in various venues with the two main concerts at ONU’s Larsen Fine Arts Center in the Kresge Auditorium. The concerts take place in the local community schools twice per year.

If you are a parent wanting to start or continue lessons for your child, or you are an accomplished student looking for a challenge, the Music Academy or the Kankakee Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is the place to be.

See you at the concert!