Free Summer Youth Music Program

Six-week Music Program sponsored by the Jenny Lin Foundation

A Free Musical Experience in the Bay Area!

Each summer, the Foundation sponsors a free music program for Bay Area youth musicians to express their musical talents while forging friendships in a safe and caring environment.

In the music program, students can

  • Meet new friends and have lots of fun
  • Enjoy a great musical experience. Band and orchestra are open to 8th graders and up
  • Have opportunities for full or partial scholarships from East Bay Youth Orchestra (EBYO) and Mission Peak Wind Symphony (MPWS)
  • Participate in community service

2023 Jenny Lin Foundation Summer Music Program

Dates:  Monday, June 12 – Saturday, July 15, 2023

Rehearsals on Monday, Wednesday, and some Thursday evenings from 6:45 – 9:00 p.m.
Rehearsal Location:  Creekside Middle School, Castro Valley

Mandatory Concert:  Saturday, July 15, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – Chabot College, Hayward

Open to band and orchestra students currently in 8th grade and up (current 7th graders with their school director’s approval), and choir students currently in 7th grade and up.  Band and orchestra students must have at least these skills to participate.

Rules and Expectations for the 2023 Jenny Lin Summer Youth Music Program

  1.  Sign in – Please sign in with a parent volunteer at the beginning of each rehearsal. This is very important to
    ensure you are not marked absent and to keep all participants safe. Please be sure to label your music stand and
    instrument case with your name and phone number.
  2. Staying on campus – for the ENTIRE rehearsal/performance is required. Parents must check in at registration
    to release their child earlier than 9:00 pm. For emergency contact call/text 510-537-7366 or 408-506-4457.
  3. Come on Time/Be Picked Up on Time – Arrive early enough to sign in and be in place with your music, music
    stand and pencil, ready to rehearse by 6:45pm (first week 6:30pm) each night. Your ride home must be at Creekside
    Middle School by 9:00pm for every rehearsal. The district locks the Creekside M.S. gates at 9:20pm.
  4. Attend Rehearsals – Final Week Rehearsals are mandatory! Please report any other absences ahead of
    time. If you will be absent, late, or have to leave early with a legitimate reason, inform your conductor &
    registration as early as possible.
  5. Respect the school’s facilities and other people – Creekside Middle School is kind enough to let us use their
    facilities, so please treat them well. Be considerate of each other, treating other people, their property and/or their
    instruments with respect. Let’s all agree to make this a safe environment for the people who enjoy playing music.
  6. Parents, please follow the Traffic Instructions and use the student drop-off/pick-up procedures sent to you,
    so the students walk into the school by the recommended routes, using crosswalks and sidewalks.
  7. Community Service Hours Certificates are provided by e-mail upon request (
    School forms requiring a signature, must be signed by conductors before Tech Rehearsal.

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