Greetings from the Bay Area Youth Music Society (BAYMS):
We are a non-profit organization, 501(c)(3) Public Charity EIN# 74-3247617, dedicated to developing and sponsoring children’s musical talents through active involvement in community services. By engaging our young musicians in these community services, we aim to foster our children’s recognition and acceptance of such common social values as sharing, teamwork, and striving for excellence.
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Please support BAYMS Charity Concert for Sichuan earthquakeon Sunday, June 9 2013 at 7PM. Please check the Events link for details.
All proceeds will support relief efforts in Sichuan.
Words from active BAYMS member graduating seniors:
Eaton Liu: I joined BAYMS when I was in the 7th grade. I have done around 450 community service hours with BAYMS so far. The most important part about BAYMS is the music that we, as a group, produce. We spread a wonderful message and bring joy and happiness into the lives of our audiences. It's truly an honor to be a part of something so amazing. My favorite subject in school is English. I plan on going to college and eventually graduating and finding a job. Maybe take a year off or two to travel the world.
Albert Chen: I joined BAYMS when I was in the 8th grade. I have done more than 400 community service hours with BAYMS. I really enjoy working and playing violin with BAYMS. Coaching different ensembles has been a great experience for me, and I love having the opportunity to perform every other week for seniors who really appreciate the music. My favorite subjects in school are History, Orchestra, Mathematics. I plan to study economics in college and minor in music.
Weian Wang: I Joined BAYMS when I was 12 years old. I have done close to 200 community service hours with BAYMS. BAYMS has been a great performance opportunity for me as a pianist, but also a unique experience for me, as I have participated in a wide range of activities through the organization. I've been an accompanist for string and wind instrumentalists, in addition to playing piano in chamber music (BAYMS quintet 2009! :D) and coaching piano ensembles. Such opportunities to go beyond simply performing as a pianist by myself on a stage have definitely shaped me as a musician in the best way possible! THANKS BAYMS. My favorite subjects in school are Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics. Go to college! I'll probably double major in chemistry/chemical engineering or some kind of quantitative Economics+Mathematics area and music performance (or a least take a minor/certificate in music).
Jessica Fan : I joined BAYMS in summer of 2009. I have done more than 300 community service hours with BAYMS. BAYMS is such a community... it gives me a way to interact with other musicians and use what I have learned as a flutist to serve the community. As a soloist playing for community service at BAYMS, I have learned to be more confident and comfortable when I perform. Through all my ensemble experiences with Megan and Tiffany, I have learned so much about rhythm, tuning, the spirit of music and how music flows and connects people. Now I can coach my own ensembles, like the flute and clarinet trio group and the young flute ensemble group. My favorite subject in school is Biology. In the future, I hope to go to a good college and earn a degree in general biology or neuroscience. Then I hope to apply to either a great graduate school or a great medical school. In college, I will definitely continue playing flute in an orchestra or an ensemble; I hope that I will be able to serve my community again though music, just like I did at BAYMS.
Brian Xiao: I joined BAYMS in year 2009. I have done more than 300 community service hours with BAYMS. Being a part of BAYMS is important to me because it gives me an opportunity to help others by sharing the gift of music with the community. BAYMS has also allowed me to grow substantially, both as a musician and a person, by making me more comfortable on stage and by providing a chance for me to work together with talented peers and teachers. My favorite subject in school is Physics. I plan to study physics or engineering in college and continue to play the piano.
Joyce Zhong: I joined BAYMS at beginning of 2011. I have done close to 200 community service hours with BAYMS. BAYMS is important to me because it gave me the opportunity to perform in front of audiences and the chance to play in ensembles (Piano four hands or accompaniment). Through BAYMS, I improved my sight reading for piano and my ability to learn songs faster. My favorite subjects in school are History, statistics. In the future, I plan to major in accounting or finance in college while minoring in music. Hopefully, I will become a successful accountant and enjoy life. Along with being an accountant, i hope to make time to continue play piano.
Good news! BAYMS's involvement in community services has been recognized by our congressman. Please click here to see the leter from Mr. Michael M. Honda. Great Jobs! Let's keep the spirit up.
We have done it with all your help! Thank you very much for your support for Japan Earthquake Relief Effort through American Red Cross in our Spring Concert (March 27th). Please click here to see the letter from RedCross.
Thank you very much for supporting the 2010 BAYMS charity concert (12/4/2010), the benefit event for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital!
Comments from Palo Alto VA Hospital Click here to see the letter.
Thank you very much for supporting the 2009 BAYMS charity concert (12/19/2009), the benefit event for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital. Click here to see the letter from Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (1/15/2010).
BAYMS has now been approved as an Official Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Awards!
For more information, please check the link Here!
Bayms on World Journal Jan 24, 2009!
Click here to read the report!
Our scheduled annual programs include two concerts around Memorial Day and the Christmas Holiday Season, and a minimum of four community service events at community centers, retirement homes, schools and hospitals.