Learn about the instruments, composers, pieces, and how to conduct - from our home to yours!

Activity of the Week -

The Bass

Learn about the Bass with Mark Tomko, Principal Bass of the BSO!

Questions to Consider:

  • What are the two types of bass bows called?
  • How many strings does the bass have (US)? How many strings do some European basses have?
  • What does the C-extension do to the pitch of the lowest string on the bass?

Fun at Home!

  • Can you find all of the string instrument words in this word search?


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More Learn At Home! Activities:

Carnival of the Animals

Here is a fun Carnival of the Animals activity to do with your kids!

The Horn

Learn about the horn with Kristi Kilgore, member of the BSO horn section!

Conduct with Yaniv

Learn how to conduct with Maestro Yaniv! (Featuring Jonah)

The Flute

Learn about the flute with Debbie Arthur, Principal Flute of the BSO!

The English Horn

Learn about the English horn with Ken Bronstein, English horn of the BSO!

Green Pepper Shakers

Make a Rhythm Instrument from a Green Pepper!

Musical Rivers!

Here is a fun activity to do with your kids involving a piece about a river - The Moldau!

The Cello

Learn about the cello with Olivia Kingsley, BSO Program Intern!

Carrot Kazoo

Make a kazoo from a carrot!

Whatcom Arts Project

The BSO is a proud participant and a founding member of the new Whatcom Arts Project, a group of over 30 community arts nonprofits. The goal of the Whatcom Arts Project is to reach our community during this time of need to provide hope, entertainment, learning opportunities, and a sense of togetherness. Each week, the BSO posts learning activities and videos on our website and to social media as part of the Whatcom Arts Project. To learn more about the Whatcom Arts Project and home friendly activities in our area, please visit: www.facebook.com/WhatcomArtsProject/ or https://www.bellingham.org/whatcom-arts-project/.