What is the YES Orchestra?
The YES Orchestra is an all steel drum ensemble open to Sacramento Youth. Students in the YES Orchestra have access to a wide selection of steel drums. Both technical instruction and life skills are emphasized during rehearsal and performance.
Hiram Johnson High School students participate in the Y.E.S. Orchestra through the ASSETS after school program under the direction of Shawn Thwaites. As Sacramento’s first steel pan drum orchestra, they will be playing at local cultural festivals, street fairs, and high school events in the future. They have a goal of one day playing at Disneyland.