Youth Symphony plans fundraisers

JAMESTOWN – The Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony invites the community to participate in upcoming fundraisers it has planned.

On April 15, diners from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Pizza Hut at 995 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown can have 20 percent of their meal or take-out donated to CRYS. All participants have to do is present a flyer that can be obtained from any orchestra member or printed out from CRYS’s website,

On Saturday, April 13, young musicians will greet customers and give them the opportunity to support CRYS at Brigiotta’s Farmland Produce and Garden Center, 414 Fairmount Ave. in Jamestown. They will also have Tag Days on Friday through Sunday, April 26-28, at Walmart, 350 E. Fairmount Ave., Lakewood.

“With the constant challenge of raising funds, we are truly grateful to these community-minded businesses in our area for giving us these opportunities to make it so easy for folks to support us,” said President Tanya Anderson.

CRYS sponsors three orchestras: Prelude Strings, the beginning string students; Young Artists Orchestra, intermediate instrumental students; and the Youth Symphony, highly talented and motivated musicians ages 13 through college.

All three orchestras have been rehearsing for their Spring Gala Concert on May 5 at 4 p.m. in the Reg Lenna Civic Center in downtown Jamestown. Tickets for the concert are available at the Reg Lenna Civic Center Box Office, 116 E. Third St., 484-7070.

For more information about the Chautauqua Regional Youth Symphony, call 664-2465, ext. 202, or visit the website at