Temecula Valley JYS

Dr. Mann is the conductor of the- Temecula Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra's Junior Youth Symphony.

This page contains some information and resources for the TVJYS.

For full info, please visit the Temecula Valley Symphony Orchestra's Website Youth Orchestra Section. https://temeculavalleysymphony.org/youth-symphony/


TVYS Mission Statement

The purpose of Temecula Valley Youth Symphony is to enrich the lives of student musicians with outstanding educational and performance opportunities for all levels, in a nurturing and challenging environment without discrimination. Working together with parents, private and school music instructors, TVYS will provide the finest possible training with rehearsal and performance opportunities to enable the students to develop, share and further enrich their lives through the power of music. TVYS believes that music is proven to enhance student performance in all academic areas.

Dr. Mann's group - the Junior Youth Symphony, is an Intermediate Orchestra for strings, winds, brass and percussion players. Emphasis is placed on orchestral performance skills, musicianship, ensemble technique and repertoire building.


2019/20 - Some Student - Teacher Resources from Dr. Mann

A quick reminder:Always bring your music and your PENCIL to rehearsal.

Practice Routine:

Remember - practice the scale for each piece before you play the piece.

Check the sections that give you trouble - practice them slowly first, then gradually speed up to the performance tempo. Be patient with yourself! It might take several tries to get "up to speed"

Ask you teacher for fingerings!

Use the recording (below and on our video page) to listen and understand how your part fits into the whole piece!

Here is our current music list with audio or video demos! These videos may help you when practicing. A tip - on YouTube, you can use the settings to have the video play at a slower speed - which can be really helpful!

In the Hall of the Mountain King - AUDIO ONLY MP3 Synthesizer


A Rockin' Halloween, arr. Michael Story

We will rock this Halloween with three classic pop tunes in one medley! Everyone will remember Ghostbusters; Monster Mash and Scooby Doo, Where are You? 

Here is a video - you can watch the music and hear it played!


Highlights from Harry Potter, John Williams, arr. Michael Story

The main themes from Herry Potter are all here - wrapped up into one dynamic medley, including: Prologue; Hedwig's Theme; The Quidditch Match; Harry's Wondrous World and Leaving Hogwarts

 Here's another "watch the music and hear it!" video:


Fanfare Rondeau, Jean-Joseph Mouret/arr. Douglas E. Wagner

Highly recognizable - this was the famous theme for "Masterpiece Theater"

 Video with music:


The Addams Family arranged by Larry Moore


The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Paul Dukas/arr. Andrew Balent

(featured in the original "Fantasia" film and sixty years later in "Fantasia 2000!")

Here's a cool video of a middle school orchestra (Kaimuki Middle School Concert Orchestra 2015) playing this piece!


Norwegian Dance No. 2, Edvard Grieg/arr. Michael Story

This version of the revered classic composed by Edvard Grieg has been carefully arranged for the intermediate orchestra. Pat special attention to meter and counting! Listen for the delicate beginning with the firsts on the melody and the remainder of the strings accompanying with pizzicato.

Here's a video from the Rochester New Horizons Symphony Orchestra


Allegretto from Symphony No. 7, Ludwig van Beethoven/arr. Longfield

From Beethoven's "Symphony No. 7," this movement is one of the great composer's most recognizable and performed themes. Featured in the award-winning film "The King's Speech". (We may save this for the Spring!)


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