Music Van

Young children playing trumpet and violin at festival

Teacher showing boy how to hold violin

Three small girls trying out violins

Small boy playing xylophone and other percussion instruments

Girl playing trumpet

New West Symphony "Make Some Noise" Music Van - sponsored by Neiman Marcus

The New West Symphony Music Van is a “Musical Petting Zoo” for 3rd-5th Grade Students – Students Experience the Physics of Musical Sound!

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The New West Symphony Music Van is a nationally acclaimed program that brings orchestral instruments to classrooms for a “hands-on” experience. This unique program is available to elementary schools throughout the year and has introduced the excitement of music making to thousands of students throughout Ventura County and the Conejo Valley. Students have had the opportunity to try a whole range of instruments from the strings, brass, wind and percussion families.

There is nothing more inspiring than to see the spark of music ignite in a child’s eyes.

For interested schools: Music Van visits require at least one volunteer/docent (parent or teacher) to attend a training workshop where they will learn the “care & feeding” of the instruments and discuss various ways to present the instruments to the students.

For more information, training, and reservations,
please call the New West Symphony
(805) 497-5800

Donations are critical to the ongoing success of these programs.  Please consider making a donation today.

Many thanks to the following sponsors who supported the purchase of the New West Symphony Music Van:

The HeArt of Neiman Marcus Foundation
Neiman Marcus Topanga
Westlake Women’s Club
City of Camarillo
Meadowlark Service League
Karen & Dr. Paul Finkel
Lydia & Marty Kaplan
Helene Ross

Pro-Bono & In-Kind Music Van Sponsors:

Silver Star Mercedes-Sprinter Thousand Oaks
Momentum Collab
Signarama Camarillo
LINE-X Conejo Valley

Make your secure donation today by clicking on the Donate button.

For questions, please email Patricia Jones at
or call 805.497.5800/805.444.7781.