Inclement Weather Policy

If the Eau Calire School District cancels school, the Youth Symphony will cancel rehearsal.  If school is delayed 2 hours, rehearsal will be held, unless otherwise noted on this website.

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 Music Director: Mr. Eric Dasher                

Eric Dasher is the director of concert bands, pep bands and marching band programs at Memorial High School.  He has been a high school band director since 1998, proudly serving as Memorial High School's Band Director since 2000.  He has a Bachelors of Music Education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Masters of Educational Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.  His principal instrument is the French Horn and he has previously served as the principal French Horn of the Chippewa Valley Symphony and played with Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra, Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra, and the Twin Ports Wind Ensemble. He has three children Emily, Katelyn, and Joseph, and a lovely wife, Rebecca. 

Our Core Values

* We value the excellence of our music instruction and mentoring.
* We encourage personal development, creativity, discipline, and collaboration.
* We seek to provide financial assistance through scholarships so no one is excluded on the basis of ability to pay.
* We aspire to a culture of fairness and mutual respect.
* We expect a strong commitment from all members of the CVYS team including musicians, staff, and volunteers.
* We encourage the important relationship between our musicians and their teachers, families, and audiences.
* We value quality performances at various venues including collaboration with acclaimed artists and ensembles.
* We strive to be an inclusive organization reflecting the diversity of the greater Chippewa Valley area.