The Woodlands Area Youth Symphony Takes Their Talent to Tomball

By: Darryl Bayer
| Published 03/19/2021


THE WOODLANDS, TX - For the very first time, the Woodlands Area Youth Symphony (WAYS) will journey from their hometown of The Woodlands in fulfilling a special part of their mission: to encompass the region surrounding The Woodlands including Conroe, Montgomery, Willis, Spring, Klein, Oak Ridge and Tomball. On March 25th, the spacious 4 Corners Conference Center in Tomball will host the orchestra with doors opening at 6:30 pm. General Admission seating is only $10 for this program of entertaining and educational music.

Group to perform music from four diverse cultures

Founding Director Darryl Bayer will lead the group in a concert that takes the audience around the world in a program called “Four Corners – Music from the North, South, East and West.” First stop, south of the border to Peru with a hypnotic arrangement of El Condor Pasa. Next is a journey to the east as the orchestra performs Variations on a Korean Folk Song by John Barnes Chance. Western classical music is represented by the British composer Sir Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March in D major. Back in the North America, the orchestra will perform A Salute to the Big Bands to conclude the concert.

Tickets must be purchased at Eventbrite. ( In keeping with safety guidelines, the venue is not handling cash or credit cards. Attendees are required to print their tickets or show proof of purchase on cell phone at the door as we remain contactless for this concert. The orchestra will be masked and socially distanced along with the expectation that the audience will do so too. Ticket sales from this event will offset scholarship awards given this year to five Sam Houston State music students and two Lone Star College musicians.

If you have questions regarding the concert, an interested in joining the Woodlands Area Youth Symphony or the prestigious Woodlands Symphony Orchestra, please email:

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