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Congratulations to Armaan Karimpour, who has been selected as the winner of the 2020 WVYS Concerto Competition, and to runner-up, Emma Maconaughey! 

All contestants have made their conductor, teachers, and WVYS very proud with their preparedness, professional demeanor, and evident passion for music and performing.  The adjudicators were very impressed with the incredible talent and dedication our students presented on Saturday and look forward to hearing about more of their future accomplishments.



If you have news about musical honors our students have received,
please email them to the General Manager






Dress code

West Virginia Youth Symphony members are required to attend all Youth Symphony concerts.  Parents can do their part by making sure that students are properly dressed and arrive on time with music in hand and ready to perform.  The concert performance is a chance for students to show their families, friends, peers and the general public their command of compositions and playing skills. 

Required Concert Attire

Cadet Strings and Youth Strings:  BLACK & WHITE

§  Top: white (not cream) long-sleeved dress shirt

§  Bottom: Black dress pants or floor-length black skirt

§  Shoes: Closed toe, black dress shoes with black socks or opaque hose


Youth Winds:  PIT  BLACK

§  Top: Black long-sleeved dress shirt or blouse with sweater

§  Bottom: Black dress pants or floor-length black skirt

§  Shoes: Closed toe, black dress shoes with black socks or opaque hose


Youth Orchestra:  CONCERT BLACK

Young ladies: all black

§  Top: Long or ¾ sleeve black dress shirt, blouse, or sweater. Hem must be long enough to cover the entire stomach. No translucent/transparent material.

§  Bottom: Black dress pants or floor-length black skirt

§  Dresses: All black floor-length dress with sleeves or sweater to cover arms

§  Shoes: Closed toe, black dress shoes with black socks or opaque hose

Young gentlemen: all black with white shirt

§  Top: White dress shirt, black bow tie, black jacket

§  Bottom: Black trousers

§  Shoes: Closed toe, black dress shoes with black socks

§  A tuxedo is appropriate but not necessary.


The following list of attire provides examples of unacceptable concert dress. It is not an exhaustive list but rather offers a guideline for what NOT to wear.

§  Tops: tank tops, t-shirts, plunging necklines, bare arms

§  Bottoms: sweats, leggings, yoga pants, skirt or dress hems above the knee when sitting, bare ankles/legs

§  Shoes: tennis shoes, sandals, slippers, very high heels

If the student is unable to acquire a change of clothing before the concert, they will be provided with clothes—fitting or not—from the WVYS.




Google Forms that open in browser

COVID Health Questionaire

COVID-19 Policy and Procedures

COVID-19 Waiver

Intent to Return Form

Student Information Form

Concert Program Ad Sales

Parent Volunteer Form

Financial Aid Application

Concert Competition Application


John Lambros Scholaship application

School Participation Exemption (Word doc)