Our annual final concert of the season is at the MIM, 4725 E Mayo Blvd, Phoenix. Tickets are $17.50 General Admission, $12.50 Students.

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Call 480-478-6000 for more info.

By Patricia Myers

Emily Ruth, bassist in one of The Young Sounds of Arizona’s two bands, had an early start in music performance: She first played toy percussion instruments around the house with her sister and brother. She wanted to be a rock drummer until she heard the sound of an upright bass in elementary school.

March 5, 2015, 7:00pm at the Phoenix Center for the Arts

By Patricia Myers for

Tenor saxophonist Andrew Gross knows what it’s like to be a student-member of the Young Sounds of Arizona big bands: He was in the bands in 1995-96, before enrolling in the jazz studies program at Arizona State University.

By Patricia Myers for

“Full-circle” is an apt descriptive of trombonist-educator Vincent “Vince” Wedge, who performed as a student trombonist in the Young Sounds of Arizona high-school honor band in 1976-77, and eventually became the organization’s director.

Date: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. at the Musical Instrument Museum.

Tickets: $17.50 general admission, $12.50 students Tickets are available at

Contact the MIM Music Theater Box Office at 480-478-6000 for more information.

Composer Mike Shellans

Thursday, February 13, 2014, 7:30 pm

$12 general admission, $9 students

Tickets are available at

Contact ASU Kerr Cultural Center Box Office at 480-596-2660 for more information.