Berks Summer Band Institute

Berks Summer Band Institute is a multi-generational summer band program for Berks County band musicians. We have four bands of varying levels for musicians of all ages, including a 1st year band, 2nd year band, middle school band, and high school / adult band. If you have any questions concerning which band to register for, talk to your school band director, or feel free to contact Mr. Kemmerer at

Berks Summer Strings

The Berks Summer Stings Institute simply exists to provide an opportunity for students in Berks county Pennsylvania to continue playing and learning about their orchestral sting instrument over the summer. We meet 6 evenings through the summer break from 6:00 – 9PM at the Governor Mifflin Intermediate School. On the final evening, we tune and each of the ensembles will perform our 5 – 7 string works for our families, friends and the community in an outdoor concert at 7:00PM lasting for about 50 minutes.

Berks Youth Chorus

Berks Youth Chorus is a choral and music education organization with a strong focus on community, friendship, and music performance. Since 1992, the chorus has provided young singers the opportunity to perform in a variety of venues from nursing homes and churches, to concert halls and hospitals. Originally a classical organization, Berks Youth Chorus has expanded its repertoire to include music from a wide array of cultures, time periods, languages and religions. Our singers embrace that music is a celebration that connects people globally and crosses all boundaries. Our rehearsals and offices are located in Goggleworks Center for the Arts in Reading, Pennsylvania. We love being surrounded by extraordinary artists, dancers, and arts leaders, and we’re always looking for new, fun, interdisciplinary collaborations to share with our audiences.

Cavalcade of Bands

Cavalcade of Bands is a non profit organization composed of over one hundred member schools coming together to compete on the interscholastic level. Our motto is “Education Through Musical Involvement”. Operating under an executive committee who is elected by the total membership for a two year term, this board, comprised of both band directors and other professionals, is fully vested in the total administrative and policy making procedures. It is our firm belief that controlled competition can be a positive educational tool wherein the process of music education can greatly enhance general education and life skills. We provide competitive opportunities with marching band competitions in the fall and non competitive jazz band activities throughout the winter and spring.

Get Jazzed Berks

Get JazzED is a music-in-education program of Boscov’s Berks Jazz Fest, dedicated to building the jazz arts community by advancing education, promoting performance and developing new audiences.

Music Educators of Berks County

The Music Educators of Berks County is comprised of music educators from the 18 public schools in Berks County.

Visit the Contact page for information about the officers of MEBC.

Pennsylvania Music Educators Association

The Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) is a statewide nonprofit organization of over 4,000 members, dedicated to promoting the musical development of all Pennsylvanians. The present membership evolved from a small group of band directors dating from 1933. Today, the organization includes those engaged in music instruction at all levels, from preschool through college and university, as well as those in the music industry, merchandising and publishing. The organization promotes and supports quality music education, learning and performance as well as promoting and supporting music education in schools and communities. PMEA is affiliated with The National Association for Music Education, NAfME.

Reading Junior Symphony Orchestra

Auditions are held annually for instrumental music students from 9th through 12th grades, primarily from Berks County, but also from Lancaster, Chester, and Montgomery Counties. The RSYO season includes two full programs each year, including a Holliday Concert and a Spring Concert. The RSYO also performs annually at a regularly scheduled RSO concert and all junior and senior members are invited yearly to perform side-by-side with their counterparts in the RSO.

Reading Musical Foundation

Over 80 years old, RMF is a public charity that provides financial support for music presenters in Berks County, music scholarships by audition and in response to financial need, and extensive music outreach, including programs in most of Berks County's public and parochial schools.

Tournament of Bands / Tournament Indoor Association

Tournament Indoor Association provides an opportunity for competitive scholastic and independent color guard, dance, jazz band, marching winds, percussion and twirlers to perform throughout our nine-state region.