The Music Van arrives in late April of each year and travels to all of the elementary schools in the Santa Maria Valley giving a short presentation to the third grade classrooms. We work with small groups of 10 to 15 students and give them all an opportunity to discover the various instruments of the orchestra and actually perform on them. This is a highlight of their experience.
The van is donated by Toyota-Scion of Santa Maria for the nine-weeks of the program’s operation. The music instruments for this program are provided thanks to a generous donation from the Santa Barbara Symphony Children’s Program.