The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is a community based non-profit youth music organization.  Our programs are uniquely designed to help students excel musically, connect socially, and grow personally.  At the MVYSO we believe that a music education experience should be available to every interested student.  Because we believe this so strongly, we offer both orchestra programs and music programs for students with special needs.  We work diligently to keep our tuition low and the quality of our programs high.  We have never turned a student away based on inability to pay tuition.  

Studies show that students who participate in instrumental music programs as youth—regardless of their socio-economic status—do better academically and have a better foundation for becoming productive adults.  Beyond helping our students excel musically,  our students learn valuable and marketable life skills through the disciplines required for success in music groups and through student service opportunities.

You can change the life of a young musician by supporting the Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra.


Music requires students to employ different areas of their brains simultaneously.  The math, language, and creativity areas of the brain are all used at once.  Years of research show that participation in instrumental music programs help students in their academic performance regardless of their socioeconomic background.

Music is a creative way to express one's self.  In a group setting like MVYSO, students work collaboratively to tell a story through music using creative sounds, dynamics and rhythms.

Playing a musical instrument, at the very least, requires students to develop their fine motor skills.  Woodwind and Brass instrument players develop control of their breathing as well.  Percussionists fine tune their ability to multi-task and, like string players, coordinate and constantly adapt different actions that they perform at the same time. 
The MVYSO is committed to helping students connect socially and with their community.  The MVYSO strives to create a comfortable atmosphere where students have a chance to visit with their peers at each rehearsal, get together for social activities, and interface with their community through community performances and community service.

Students who are involved in music have a creative outlet through playing their instrument for a healthy way of expressing themselves and reducing stress.

All of these skills that are developed through a cooperative music experience—such as participation in the MVYSO—help a student achieve balance in their lives and develop real world skills that can be carried with them throughout their lives.


Years of research have proven how participating in instrumental music programs benefits students both academically and socially.  This data shows how music training helps under-achievers in their scholastic performance, regardless of their socioeconomic background.  Students who are involved in music as youth become creative, productive members of their communities as adults.  Make a difference today! 

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra is a recognized 501c3 Non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductibe.  EIN # 26-4291381


Friend of MVYSO - $100​​​
  • Your name in our concert program for the season

Foundation Level - $250
  • Your name on camp shirts
  • Your name in our concert program for the season

Investor Level - $500
  • Your logo on camp shirts
  • Your logo in our concert program for the season

Concert Sponsor - $1,000  You choose the concert!
  • Your logo on our camp shirts
  • Your logo in all of our concert programs for the season
  • Room in the concert program of your sponsored concert for "a word from our sponsor"
  • Your logo on all of our concert  publicity (time permitting) for your sponsored concert

Builder - $2,500
  • Your logo on camp shirts
  • Your name in our concert programs for the season
  • Your logo or ad in our concert programs for the season
  • Link on our website

Visionary - $5,000
  • Your logo on camp shirts
  • Your name in our concert programs for the season
  • Link on our website
  • Logo or ad in concert programs for the season
  • Logo on our equipment trailer for two years
  • We'll send a small ensemble to play​ for an event for you (30 mile radius from Maple Valley)


A gift of  $1 - $49  
  • MVYSO appreciates your gift in any amount! 

A gift of $50 - $499
  • Your name in our programs for the season

A gift of $500 - $999
  • Your name in our programs for the season
  • You can request priority seating at MVYSO concerts

A gift of $1,000 or more
  •  Your name in our programs for the season
  • You can request priority seating at MVYSO concerts
  • Special inviatation to our Benefit Breakfast with performances by MVYSO's small ensemble groups.

Sustaining - Subscribe to our sustaining gift program in any amount monthly
  • Your name in our programs for the season 

Memorial & Tribute Gifts
Memorial and tribute gifts of $50 or more may be given in honor of a music lover or to celebrate a special occasion of a music lover such as a birthday, graduation, anniversary, retirement, etc.  Honorees will be listed in our "In honor of" section of our season programs. 
Memorial tributes of $1,000 or more will be listed in our programs for 2 seasons.  
Please be sure to send us the name of the honoree, the occasion, and address where we can send notification of your gift.


Got a car taking up space in your driveway?  You can help the MVYSO by donating it today!  It's easy!  MVYSO has teamed up with Care Easy's Car Donation Program. Free towing included.


Shopping Give Back Programs that support the MVYSO:

Amazon.com - use the link below to shop the Amazon Smile Program.

Fred Meyer - CLICK HERE  to find out more and register your Rewards Card.  MVYSO is Organization # NP907.

Bartells - CLICK HERE  for more information on giving to the MVYSO with your Escrip Card
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