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

Introduce the kiddos in your life to the joys of classical and live music performance! Membership is $25 per year for first child in a family plus $5 for each additional child.

  • One free ticket for your Classical Kid per concert with purchase of one full-priced adult ticket
  • Invitations to select dress rehearsals and members-only events for you and your Classical Kid(s)*

To learn more about our youth ticket discounts, visit our Ticket Discounts page.

*MBT ticketing fees apply

Sign Up Online

We handle registration through our Donations page. When you're ready, click the Register Online Now button below and enter a donation amount of $25 for the first kid, and $5 for each additional kid. Then select "Classical Kids" from the drop-down menu to designate your gift. Our staff will send you a confirmation message!

register online now

or call our office at 360-756-6752.

Bellingham Youth Chamber Players

The Bellingham Youth Chamber Players program provides chamber music opportunities to elementary through high school string, woodwind, and piano students. Students meet throughout the school year to work on chamber music and receive coaching from professionals. The chamber groups have several performance opportunities throughout the year and occasional opportunities to play in masterclasses. BYCP is run by Program Coordinator Samantha Sinai. Nancy Heyer and Deb Oksenberg, Founders of BYCP, are advisors for the program. 

Registration for next season will open in July.  For more information, please email BYCP music stands are provided by Quist Violins.

High School Concerto Competition

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!

We are currently accepting submissions for the BSO High School Concerto Competition! For more information, please contact Alex at

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