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                              SALEM YOUTH SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION

The Salem Youth Symphony Association fosters the talents of dedicated young musicians by providing them with the opportunity to develop a deeper appreciation of orchestral music, enhance their performance skills, and contribute to the community through their musical expression.
Salem Youth Symphony provides four levels of orchestral experience geared for youth throughout age twenty-two.

Mozart Players

Mozart Players is a non-audition, preparatory string ensemble co-directed by Deborah Barber and Rachael Anderson. Mozart Players engages primarily students in grades 4-7. Teacher recommendation is required for first time Mozart Players.

Amadeus Players

Amadeus Players is a mid-level string ensemble conducted by Rachael Anderson. Amadeus engages primarily students in grades 5-9. Audition required.

Philharmonia

Philharmonia is an advanced full symphony orchestra conducted by Danny Hunt. Philharmonia comprises talented student musicians who want to develop orchestral performance skills for advancement into Youth Symphony.

Youth Symphony

Youth Symphony is the premier full symphony orchestra conducted by Musical Director Jon Harris-Clippinger. Youth Symphony comprises the most talented and dedicated student musicians through age 22.

 

Participation provides young musicians with opportunities to advance their musical experience by:
  • Building their repertoire of orchestral works
  • Performing in a full symphony orchestra
  • Sharing music with the community
  • Enhancing confidence, self-esteem and discipline
  • Refining skills with sectional coaches who are professional musicians

 

Public, private, and home school students through 22 years old are welcome to audition!

  • Auditions are held in September, January and June each year.
  • Audition music can be found HERE.
  • More information about Auditions can be found HERE
Salem Youth Symphony, in support of public and private school music programs, requires students to be enrolled in a musical ensemble offered at their school for their instrument.
 
Contact Information:
Kami HettwerExecutive Director
Salem Youth Symphony
PO Box 1113
Salem, OR 97308
Phone: 503.485.2244
http://salemyouthsymphony.org
 
 
 
Kami HettwerExecutive Director

Salem Youth Symphony
PO Box 1113
Salem, OR 97308

Phone: 503.485.2244

http://salemyouthsymphony.org



 

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The Ultimate Guide to Butterflies & How to Prevent Their Decline



 

Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs.

It will come as no surprise to hear this loss is due to destruction of natural habitats such as wildflower meadows, peatbogs and ancient woodlands in favour of intensive farming practices, roads and housing developments that have stripped away the majority of their nesting and foods sites.

Climate change is partly responsible for butterfly decline too, producing wetter weather that alters the distribution of certain species.

The relentless march forward of ‘progress’ damages our 56 species of butterfly and 2,500 species of moths who are sensitive to change – but your garden can help them find food and shelter.

The Decline Of Butterflies

The State of the UK’s Butterflies Report shows ‘serious, long term and ongoing decline of UK butterflies’. It highlights how 76% of our butterfly species have declined over the past forty years, with species such as the High Brown Fritillary at risk of extinction, and the once common Small Tortoiseshell becoming a rare sight.

The new State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2013 report mirrored this decline, which is hardly surprising since many moths are daytime creatures and others are what you could describe as night butterflies. Records show moths have declined 28% over the same period.

But why should we care about pretty, fanciful butterflies?

Because it’s bad news for the food chain. Animals rely on butterflies for food, including us. Butterflies and moths are pollinators and without them our crops are in trouble.

The decline is not only of concern to butterflies, its evidence of a problem in our environment. The face of our environment is changing, it’s turning into an urbanised monoculture reliant on pesticides, intensive farming and building to house and feed our ever increasing population – and this comes at the cost of our wild creatures.

Some butterflies have declined so severely they’re protected under law – the Large BlueLarge Copper and Swallowtail being just a few at real risk of extinction.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly


 

 

 

                                                       

 

 

Butterflies and moths have been around for millions of years. They used to be a common sight in gardens, but numbers have declined since the 1940s along with our other native wildlife species such as bees and hedgehogs.

It will come as no surprise to hear this loss is due to destruction of natural habitats such as wildflower meadows, peatbogs and ancient woodlands in favour of intensive farming practices, roads and housing developments that have stripped away the majority of their nesting and foods sites.

Climate change is partly responsible for butterfly decline too, producing wetter weather that alters the distribution of certain species.

The relentless march forward of ‘progress’ damages our 56 species of butterfly and 2,500 species of moths who are sensitive to change – but your garden can help them find food and shelter.

The Decline Of Butterflies

The State of the UK’s Butterflies Report shows ‘serious, long term and ongoing decline of UK butterflies’. It highlights how 76% of our butterfly species have declined over the past forty years, with species such as the High Brown Fritillary at risk of extinction, and the once common Small Tortoiseshell becoming a rare sight.

The new State of Britain’s Larger Moths 2013 report mirrored this decline, which is hardly surprising since many moths are daytime creatures and others are what you could describe as night butterflies. Records show moths have declined 28% over the same period.

But why should we care about pretty, fanciful butterflies?

Because it’s bad news for the food chain. Animals rely on butterflies for food, including us. Butterflies and moths are pollinators and without them our crops are in trouble.

The decline is not only of concern to butterflies, its evidence of a problem in our environment. The face of our environment is changing, it’s turning into an urbanised monoculture reliant on pesticides, intensive farming and building to house and feed our ever increasing population – and this comes at the cost of our wild creatures.

Some butterflies have declined so severely they’re protected under law – the Large BlueLarge Copper and Swallowtail being just a few at real risk of extinction.

Life Cycle of a Butterfly

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It’s worth remembering that butterflies have four stages of life and with that many stages it’s no wonder environmental changes wreak havoc on their life-cycles

 


 

                                                                                                                                     

 
                                                                  

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Special Experiences

Our goal is to make opportunities for personal fulfillment available to “All!”, and build a strong fellowship among all citizens of Salem.

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