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! Classical Kids members enjoy invitations to fun, casual 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. There are snacks, activities, space for movement, and the orchestra.
  • Ready for the full concert experience? Orchestra for All concert tickets allow youth to attend concerts for FREE with a ticketed adult. When your child is ready to experience a concert, we want it to be affordable for the family! More information about Orchestra for All is available on our Ticket Discounts page.

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

Join Classical Kids Today!

Ready to join Classical Kids and experience music live? Please complete the registration form.

register online now

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