The LSO-LYSO-OHS Percussion Project is a joint venture amongst:
Thanks to the generous contributions of many people, the Percussion Project – a collaboration of the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, the La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra and Onalaska High School instrumental music department – has been completed. New instruments have been purchased and have arrived at their new home at Onalaska High School, including the 5-octave marimba which will arrive in November. Both the Symphony and the Youth Symphony look forward to sharing these new instruments.
This project is instrumental to:
The La Crosse Symphony Orchestra because Onalaska High School band directors have, over the years, generously loaned many percussion instruments to the symphony for concerts. Percussion instruments are large, expensive and not easily transported so even professional musicians rely on borrowed instruments.
The La Crosse Youth Symphony Orchestra because they hold their concerts at Onalaska High School in the Claude Deck Performing Arts Center and use the OHS percussion instruments when performing.
Onalaska High School because the music program is the pride of Onalaska. Please help us continue the beat for aspiring musicians and those at the professional level.