Members of the SJYS Orchestras (Philharmonic, Chamber & Concert Orchestras); the Concert Winds, Saxophone and Percussion Ensembles; the Avancé & Avant Flute Choirs; and the Intermezzo & Prelude Strings Ensembles attend different weeklong summer camps prior to the start of the season. The dates and locations of the three different camps are described below.

These camps provide critical, intensive training for SJYS members to prepare for the upcoming season. In addition, the camps allow members to bond and form great friendships with each other and with their conductor, as well as work in-depth  with the music they will be rehearsing and performing in concerts throughout the season.

At camp, orchestra musicians receive sectional coaching and masterclass performance opportunities. All campers attend the masterclasses offered in winds and strings. Besides rehearsals, sectionals and masterclasses, campers participate in all sorts of fun activities. All of the camps end the week with a concert, where the campers  perform the music they worked on during the entire course of the week.

Overnight Camp Week 1: July 16  – July 21, 2023 [Sunday – Friday] 

(Chamber & Concert Orchestras; Avancé & Avant Flute Choirs)

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA. 95053
Map & Directions

Overnight Camp Week 2: July 22  – July 28, 2023 [Saturday – Friday] 

(Philharmonic Orchestra; Concert Winds, Saxophone & Percussion Ensembles)

Santa Clara University
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA  95053
Map & Directions

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Day Camp : July 10  – July 14, 2023 [Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm] (TENTATIVE DATES)

(Intermezzo & Prelude String Ensembles)


Union Middle School
2130 Los Gatos Almaden Road
San Jose, CA 95124
Map and Directions