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Dreamseeds is a free fine arts program offered at the YMCA of Greater Rochester for students.

After more than two decades of existence, Dreamseeds continues to provide Rochester’s youth with the opportunities to build their potential, self-esteem and creativity through performing arts. This program also provides leadership and performance opportunities that are naturally built into the programming.

Studies have shown that students who participate in the arts generally see an improvement in their academic performance and behavior. Dreamseeds has strived to build lasting connections with families and the youth within the Greater Rochester Area. While building its remarkable reputation of positive performing arts youth services, Dreamseeds leadership looks to take program growth to the next level.


Jazz band will introduce, build on and teach students how to play the instruments of their choice, while teaching them the history of jazz band along the way. Participants will leave jazz band with the knowledge of where it derived from, the role musical expression can play in your life, and how live sound has transformed throughout time.

All band members must have an active membership with the YMCA of Greater Rochester and have some prior experience playing the instrument of their choice in an ensemble (preferably one year). Jazz band members are required to bring their own mask, bell cover and spit valve collector to practice as well.