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Over President’s Day weekend in February 2023, our very own Youth Symphony Orchestra (YSO) has been invited to perform in the Kennedy Center in Washington DC., one of the most notable classical music venues in the world. The 4-day, 3-night stay will include a clinic with a guest conductor and joint concert with other youth orchestras. They will also have the opportunity to attend many iconic landmarks, including National Monuments, War Memorials, the Holocaust Museum, the Smithsonian, and Capitol Hill.

Touring on this scale is a life changing experience for young musicians. Like athletic teams that travel together, touring encourages team building and bonding within the group. Working toward any performance raises the level; working toward a performance this prestigious will be the catalyst for the YSO to reach the next level.

Click here to learn more about the YSO.

The 2019 YSO rehearses at Walt Disney Concert Hall


By donating and/or attending fundraising events for the tour, you help offset the costs our YSO students have to pay in order to participate.

Please consider participating in one (or more!) of the following:


Amount raised as of 10/18/2022


Bowl with your family and friends at the Grand Sierra Resort on Sunday, October 30, 2022 ! Tickets are $20 per person.  Thanks to GSR Cares, 100% of the money raised through ticket sales will be donated back to the Reno Phil Youth Orchestra tour. Tickets include lane and shoe rentals. Halloween costumes encouraged!

Two sessions are available:

Session 1: 10:00 am to 11:30 am
Session 2: 11:30 am to 1 pm


Starting in late August, YSO students will be selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a 0.55ct European Cut rose gold diamond necklace. Each ticket is $20 (or get 6 for $100), and will be available for sale at all of our upcoming concerts, as well as in the Reno Phil’s main office (925 Riverside Dr., Ste. 3).

The drawing for the diamond necklace will take place on December 12, 2022 at noon.

Special thank you to the Diamond Vault for donating the necklace to help raise funds for our tour!


On November 29, 2022 we will be raising funds for the tour as part of the GivingTuesday campaign. GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement that was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good.  All funds raised during GivingTuesday will go towards our Youth Orchestra Tour.

In addition, Bill Pearce Motors has agreed to match the funds raised during GivingTuesday, up to $5,000!


Donate directly to the Youth Orchestra Tour fund:


On Sunday, September 18, 2022, members, friends and families of the YSO gathered at Greater Nevada Field for an afternoon of fun! Half of the ticket sales that were sold through our special link were donated back to the Reno Phil to help send our Youth Orchestra to Washington D.C.

Special thank you to the Reno Aces for hosting the fundraiser for us!


Huge thank you to those who have donated to our tour fund so far! (Updated 10/6/2022)
Tour Donors (Click to Expand)

Special thank you to John Drakulich & Andy Hoen for donating the Traeger for our summer raffle!

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Tom & Jessica Adams
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Shari Baughman
Edith & Brian Behler
Deena & Jim Behnke
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Sharon & John Calvert
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Victor & Mary Chen
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Susan & David Eckes
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Linda & Steve Goldschlag
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Tim Grant
Jerome Guillen & Jeremy Gallaher
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Allison Judge
Patricia Keough
Victoria King
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Marilyn Marston
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Lourdes McDowell
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Bill Yundt
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