The All City Orchestra is an education initiative launched by the Pasadena Symphony Association in 2012 for students of the Pasadena Unified School District. The program provides small group and full ensemble instruction for students in partnership with school district faculty. This tuition-free ensemble is only eligible for PUSD students in the 3rd to 6th grades enrolled in their school music programs.
Currently, the ACO Strings rehearses at two schools in the PUSD – Field Elementary (on Tuesdays) and Jackson Elementary (on Mondays). All students benefit from instruction by individual section coaches.
Gary Yearick, Conductor
The All City Orchestra: Winds provides the All City Orchestra educational experience to beginning and intermediate Woodwind and Brass musicians enrolled in their school music programs. This tuition-free ensemble is only eligible for PUSD students in the 3rd to 6th grades enrolled in their school music programs who have been playing their instrument for at least one year.
Currently, the ACO Winds rehearses at Willard Elementary School (on Mondays). Students benefit from small group lessons and sectionals taught by individual section coaches.