An organization for the talented and passionate young musicians of Olathe and surrounding areas.


OYS provides students the unique opportunity to perform quality musical literature in a full orchestral setting. OYS consists of two orchestras; the Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.


There are several ways to get involved with OYS. You can donate, volunteer, or support our talented students by attending our concerts. Your support is greatly appreciated and plays a huge part in empowering our young musicians.


Due to the COVID-19 virus, all auditions for the 2020-21 concert season will be submitted by video recording.  Applicants will need to register online to receive specific instructions.  Video recordings should be submitted by May 6th.

  • Being part of the OYS was one of the most beneficial experiences for me in middle school and high school. I loved having the chance to play more challenging music as part of a larger group, and playing with band students (since I was in orchestra) was a new and enjoyable experience. I got to learn new styles of playing, new techniques, and I made a lot of friends in my seven years in this group!

    OYS Alumni -
  • I love coming to rehearsal each Monday night! I have made many new friends and the directors are fun too!

    OYS Member -