Our Programs

YMU is proud to present seven programs this 2016-2017 school year. The programs range from Guitar, Ensembles to Jazz Bands and Rock Ensembles & a Drum Line. YMU works with 85+ students through after-school and in-school programming. Students will receive 120+ hours of music education that will prepare them for numerous performances, Solos & Ensembles, All-County and All-state.

The Young Men’s Preparatory Academy [2013-Current]

Program I: Guitar Ensemble led by Sammy Gonzalez & Alan Valladares

Program II: Jazz Band led by Mr. Elijah Thomas & Sammy Gonzalez

Program III: Jazz Combo led by Sammy Gonzalez

Program IV: Drum Line led by Caleb Alcime

Overtown Youth Center & Jose De Diego Middle School [2015-Current]

Program V: JDD in-school Rock Ensemble led by Sammy Gonzalez & Juan Pelaez

Program VI: OYC & JDD After-School Rock Ensemble led by Sammy Gonzalez & Juan Palaez

Booker T. Washington High School [2016-Current]

Program VII: Guitar Ensemble led by Sammy Gonzalez, Juan Pelaez, & Mr. Phillip Farrar