Posted by Darcy Frunchak
Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta YONA Students receives their instruments.

Members of the Riverview Rotary Club & Spouses attend the YONA Graduation

Riverview Rotary is a proud supporter of the YONA program.

Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta - Sistema (YONA-Sistema) is a program offered by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.  This program is modelled on the El Sistema project in Venezuela which uses music for social change and teaches the values of unity, harmony, and mutual compassion.

Five days a week, for almost three hours each day, 115 students receive group instrument lessons, led by qualified teachers, at no cost to their families. In this caring environment, students are given nutritious snacks, homework help, and engage in free play and physical activity, and are then bussed safely home.

Youth Orchestra of Northern Alberta - Sistema (YONA-Sistema) is a program offered by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.  This program is modelled on the ground-breaking El Sistema project in Venezuela which uses music for social change and teaches the values of unity, harmony, and mutual compassion.

Five days a week, for almost three hours each day, 115 students receive group instrument lessons, led by qualified teachers, at no cost to their families. In this caring environment, students are given nutritious snacks, homework help, and engage in free play and physical activity, and are then bussed safely home.

http://www.yona-sistema.com/