Inclement Weather Policy

If the Eau Claire School District cancels school, the Youth Symphony will cancel rehearsal.  If schools are dismissed early, rehearsal will also be cancelled.  If inclement weather occurs after school hours, any rehearsal cancellations will be communicated on this website and on social media as soon as possible. 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.