Classical for All Ages! We strive to share the joys of classical music with the newest generations. Check out our youth programs below!

Classical Kids Club

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Introduce the kiddos in your life to the joys of classical and live music performance! Membership is $25 for the first child in a family plus $5 for each additional child (scholarships available). Classical Kids members enjoy the following:

  • Attending dress rehearsals! We know not all kids are ready for the regular concert experience. Dress rehearsals allow your kids to experience the orchestra at their level.
  • Free concert tickets for Classical Kids members with a ticketed adult. When your child is ready to experience a concert, we want it to be affordable for the family!

Please remember that if you are enrolled in Classical Kids, you are eligible for free concert ticket for your little one with a ticketed adult.  For your free Classical Kids ticket, please call Mount Baker Theatre at 360-734-6080 for assistance.

To get the most up-to-date announcements regarding our Classical Kids Club, please Join Our List and select “Classical Kids” as an Interest.

To apply for a Classical Kids Scholarship, please complete this form.

To donate a scholarship for our Classical Kids program, please click here. On the donation page, please use the "I designate my gift to" drop-down menu, select Youth Engagement, and type "Classical Kids Scholarship" in the Notes field.

Sign Up Online

We handle registration through our Program Enrollment page. When you're ready, click the Register Online Now button below and add Classical Kids to your cart. The first membership will be $25 with additional memberships automatically charged at $5.

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or call our office at 360-756-6752.

Bellingham Youth Chamber Players

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For information about the Bellingham Youth Chamber Players, check out our new BYCP webpage!

High School Concerto Competition

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Calling all young musicians!

Each year, we partner with the Bellingham Music Club, inviting the winners of the BMC Student Competitions to participate in the BSO’s High School Concerto Competition. Concerto Competition winners receive a scholarship prize and, when possible, the chance to perform with the BSO!

  • 1st Place - $500
  • 2nd Place - $250
  • 3rd Place - $100

More information about the BMC competitions and application materials can be found at

Instrument Loan Program

The BSO’s Instrument Loan Program (ILP) provides youth in our community with access to musical instruments that are difficult to rent locally and expensive to purchase.

To be eligible for the ILP, applicants must:

  • Be age 25 or under
  • Have been a Whatcom County resident for the past year
  • Be an intermediate music student or above
  • Show musical ability and promise
  • Demonstrate Commitment to community music organizations now and in the future

For more information or to learn about the ILP policies, please contact