York Music Boosters



York Music Boosters are family, friends, and community members who support Performing Arts music students by:

- Funding grants and scholarships

- Administering individual student escrow accounts to help offset music department trip/travel costs

- Managing formal uniform distribution and collection

- Providing volunteer ushers for concerts

- Hosting concert receptions

- Providing additional funding and assistance as needed, i.e. Fine Arts Week, instrument purchases, guest musicians, etc

Note: We're also known as York Music Parents Association (YMPA)


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2019-2020 NEWS

  • Click here to read the November YMB Newsletter. The newsletter is emailed to all band/orchestra/choir families. If you haven't received it, check your email "spam" and make sure that "yorkmusicboosters@gmail.com" isn't blocked. You can also contact us to verify we have your correct email address.
  • Thank you to all that participated in the Eat and Earn at Portillo's on 12/5 - We hope to have the results for this fundraiser soon.  

  • Congratulations 2019 ILMEA SelecteesThe Illinois Music Education Association offers a district festival experience for elementary through senior high students in Illinois. This includes general music events, band, chorus, jazz and orchestra ensembles. More than 30 York students were recently selected for ILMEA. Each of these students had winning auditions in District 1, which is one of the most competitive districts in the state of Illinois. Students auditioned from over 75 different schools for the opportunity to go on to participate in the All-District Festival in November. Top scoring musicians may then continue on to be considered for All-State honors which involve a three day trip to Peoria, IL in January 2020.
  • Concerto Results - Congratulations to all York musicians who auditioned! This year's winners are Caitlin Forbes (cello) and Lauren Makinney (bass). Liz Yu (violin) earned an Honorable Mention. Caitlin and Lauren will perform accompanied by the York Symphony Orchestra during the school year. Next auditions will be in September 2020. Again, congratulations to all!



Volunteer to Usher: We need concert ushers to help throughout the year. Sign up today! Contact Joanna Gusich if you have any questions. 

Become a Member of YMB: Your dollars help us in our mission to boost the music program at York. Choose one of three different membership levels and show your support!

                 Upcoming York Performing Arts Programs  

  • December 12 - Winter Art Show - Commons 
  • December 12 - Holiday Choral Concert - Auditorium 

Check back during the Holiday's to see more exciting things happening in January and February!