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Welcome to the NIYS!

Although our name has changed, the same tradition of exciting and inspiring music instruction and performance remains the same. The North Idaho Youth Symphonies are committed to providing a quality orchestral experience for the youth of the Inland Empire and to increase opportunities for musical arts expression and education for its members.

Fall Auditions – September 18th!

Auditions will be held at Lakes MS. Click here for a list of audition requirements for our three orchestras, and click here to sign up for a time!

Season Finale concert – on YouTube!

May 8 – Kroc Center – ALL ORCHESTRAS. Click here to be redirected to the recording on YouTube.

Promotional Materials

Click here for a 17-18 NIYS flyer and the NIYS 2017 Philharmonic Orchestra teaser

Practice Recordings

We only meet once a week! Click here to listen to practice recordings to aid you in your practice time at home.

Orchestra WISH LIST (that drives our additional fundraising efforts)

  • Timpani  $8500
  • Wenger rehearsal chairs  $5000
  • 14′ Enclosed utility trailer  $2800
  • Music Stands   $2500
  • Bass Drum $1200
  • Concert Snare Drum $600
  • Cymbals   $500
  • Tambourine $150
  • Other Concert Percussion $1000

2017-2018 Student Handbook

All students need to turn in their signed copy of the “Parent & Student Commitment,” found at the end of our 2017-2018 Handbook.

Download the student handbook as a pdf or visit the Handbook page.