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


OYSA provides students the unique opportunity to perform quality musical literature in a full orchestral setting. OYSA consists of three orchestras; the Prelude Strings, Philharmonic Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra.


There are several ways to get involved with OYSA. 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.


Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestra auditions take place  each year during the second week of May and are currently closed. Please check back in August for possible openings.  If openings are available we will be more than happy to set up an audition for you.

  • Being part of the OYSA 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!

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

    OYSA Member -