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Make a conch or trumpet from a cauliflower!
Make an ocarina out of a gourd!
Make a Rhythm Instrument from a Green Pepper!
Learn how to make a drum out of a watermelon!
Make a scraper instrument from a Daikon radish!
Make an Udu from a butternut squash!
Learn how to conduct with Maestro Yaniv! (Featuring Jonah)
Learn about the Bass with Mark Tomko, Principal Bass of the BSO!
Learn about the cello with Olivia Kingsley, BSO Program Intern!
Learn about the English horn with Ken Bronstein, English horn of the BSO!
Learn about the flute with Debbie Arthur, Principal Flute of the BSO!
Learn about the horn with Kristi Kilgore, member of the BSO horn section!
This week’s lesson features Breanna Sinclaire, the first transgender person to sing the National Anthem at a professional sporting event!
Here is a fun Carnival of the Animals activity to do with your kids!
Here is a fun activity to do with your kids involving a piece about a river - The Moldau!
Today we remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg who was a champion of people and opera!
Here is a lesson about Marian Anderson and her experience as a black woman denied a hall to perform.
Here is a fun activity to do with your kids involving Haydn’s “Surprise” Symphony!
This week’s lesson features Tona Brown, the first black transgender woman to perform at Carnegie Hall and to perform for a United States President.
Here is an activity featuring composer William Grant Still and his music.
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/.