The La Crosse Area Youth Symphony Orchestras provide outstanding opportunities for youth to grow as musicians, to develop leadership, teamwork, and problem-solving skills, and to enhance the cultural environments of their communities.


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Support LYSO by purchasing highest-quality wreaths - made in Wisconsin!

Order online and learn more at our Wreath Fundraiser page. You can order through a LYSO student or on your own. Either way, your purchase will help with the budget deficit and will support the outstanding music experiences available through LYSO.

Wreath orders must be placed by October 10, 2015. Wreaths will be available for pickup on November 12, 2015, between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. (specifics will be provided with your order receipt).

Visit our Wreath Fundraiser page for more information.

Fall Concert is Saturday, November 21, at Onalaska High School

Learn more at our Concerts Page.

The next LYSO rehearsal is Saturday, October 10th.  

Both orchestras rehearse from 9:45 - 12:15 



Meet the Artistic Director

Randall Mastin, Artistic Director and Italiano Orchestra conductor

Mr. Mastin is a graduate of Wartburg College, Waverly, Iowa. Mastin teaches orchestra at Lincoln Middle School in La Crosse. Prior to that he taught at Viroqua High School and Middle School and at Memorial High School, Eau Claire, WI.

Mr. Mastin is active with the La Crosse Symphony as a cellist and also as a vocalist with the Viroqua Male Chorus. He has conducted his orchestras and choirs all over the United States and Europe including performances in Westminster Abby and London's New Year's Day Parade. Mastin has received several outstanding Conducting Awards as well as awards for effective leadership and program building abilities. He was formerly the conductor of the LYSO Philharmonic Orchestra in 1999 - 2003 and 2007 - 2008.

LYSO has exposed me to a wide variety of music and has given me the opportunity to have the fun and rewarding experience of playing with the full orchestra of talented musicians. Thank you!
— S. H. LYSO member, 2014
LYSO has meant a chance to play with an amazing group of talented students sharing the same passion for music. I’ve played in LYSO for six years, and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
— H. F. LYSO member, 2014
I have made friends and gained experience in a professional setting that I wouldn’t have had anywhere else. I always will be glad that I joined.
— S. K. LYSO member, 2014

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