TESTIMONIES

"What I like about YSI is the small ensembles and quartets!" -Julie Gray, YSI Student-

"What I like about YSI is how much you learn and improve in just one week! The amount of information that is given to you in unreal. Every year I have learned many new things about playing the saxophone and I'm a senior in high school!" -Kyle Ortiz, YSI Student-

"What I like about the YSI is all the new stuff we learn each time. I get so much better as a musician/saxophonist by going to YSI camps and learning new things. There is so much freedom to ask questions too because the staff is extremely welcoming and helpful. YSI is a great experience!"

-Jonathan Rose, YSI Student-

"YSI helps me improve my saxophone playing abilities while having fun." -Connor Been, YSI Student-

"The YSI camp consistently facilitates an summer camp experience for our students that is engaging and educational. Our students returned to school with excitement and energy toward making music. Students and parents always excitedly email me during the summer to share their YSI stories."

-Jed Maus, Band Director-

"I loved making new friends! It was cool to meet so many people who share the same interest as you!"

-Brooke Wreay, YSI High School Student-

"I love that the camp counselors really care about us and our experience at camp!"

-Virginia Goodwin, YSI High School Student-

"I love playing with a community of other saxophone players like me!"

-YSI Student-

"What I love about YSI is having new experiences, learning to better myself, and just YSI overall!"

-Josh Hays, YSI High School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is the great staff we get to work with!"

-Blake Kline, YSI High School Student-

"What I loved the most about YSI is the fact that young musicians from the area can come together for the love of saxophoen!"

-Keylan Stone, YSI Middle School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI are the fun memories you make with your peers and teachers!"

Ariana Derby, YSI Middle School Student-

"What I loved the most about YSI is how nice everyone was, every staff member was polite and I liked all of them! They all gave good vibes and had good energy!"

-Sanai Haymon-Jallow, YSI Middle School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is that everyone is very nice to everybody and that it feels a lot like a big family!"

-Jordan Atwell, YSI Middle School Student-

"I love that we get to play music and become better musicians in a short amount of time!"

Evan Saunders, YSI High School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is being able to connect with other saxophone players and being around wonderful musicians all week!"

Audrie Hackett, YSI High School Student-

"What I love most about YSI is how much I grow as a saxophonist each year I come back."

-Megan Cox, YSI High School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is the opportunity to play different types of music!"

-Bella Kricensky, YSI High School Student-

"What I love most about YSI is expanding my knowledge of the saxophone."

Nathan Hawks, YSI High School Student-

"What I loved about YSI was having the opportunity to switch instruments."

-Ryan Robinette, YSI High School Student-

"I love the great skills I learn from our amazing staff members!"

-Julian Solis, YSI Middle School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is everything, not one complaint about the camp, the environment is always open to everyone and inviting to young and old students."

Jacob Flores, YSI High School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is the fact that lots of great saxophonists meet together and perform together!"

Dylan Ngo, YSI Middle School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is the really knowledgeable staff members. Every year the staff is super friendly and approachable and I have learned a ton from them."

-Michael Giannetti, YSI High School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is being able to play my saxophone and preparing me for my next year in band!"

-Jackson Moran, YSI High School Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is the quality of teaching, the repertoire provided at all levels, and the skill of the counselors."

-YSI Student-

"What I love the most about YSI is that it gives me a chance to branch out of my comfort zone when playing without having to worry about auditions and school."

-YSI Student-

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