Celebrate CYSO Day!

In 1962, Mayor Richard J. Daley declared “Youth Orchestra of Greater Chicago Day” in the city of Chicago. This honor was bestowed upon CYSO in recognition of our work with young musicians around Chicago and for our commitment to high quality music education.

While we may have a new name these days, we would never pass up a chance to celebrate our musical community! Now observed on the 4th Thursday of April, whether you’re a CYSO student, alumni, parent, or superfan, today is about honoring what CYSO means to you. If you’re looking for ways to celebrate this special day, we’ve got you covered!

Download our CYSO Day Coloring Page

This year’s CYSO Day activity is inspired by our iconic entryway mural, painted in 2021 by artist Javier Suárez. The mural celebrates the energy that takes over CYSO every rehearsal day, and to celebrate, we created a coloring sheet using the mural artwork. You’re invited to download and print the coloring sheet, decorate it as you see fit, then return you finished product to the CYSO office or email us a photo of your work to receive a special prize!

CYSO Day Coloring Page

Celebrate a CYSO Student with Your Donation

Make a donation at cyso.org/donate in celebration of your favorite CYSO student or alum and we will notify them of your generous support in their honor.

Get that Merch!

Celebrate by treating yourself to some new CYSO merchandise! Use the discount code CYSODAY23 for 15% off your purchase. Coupon valid through this Sunday, 4/30, so hurry and shop now at cyso.org/shop.  

Join us for a Concert

Purchase tickets to one of our many upcoming concerts at cyso.org/events and celebrate with us in person this spring as we enjoy the sparkling talent of our young musicians!

However you choose to celebrate this CYSO Day, we are incredibly thankful for each and every member of our community!

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