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

Activity of the Week -

Squash Udu!

Make an Udu from a butternut squash!

Questions to Consider:

  • Why is it so important to have an adult help with the tools to make this?
  • What else can you learn about the Udu?
  • What song will you try to play first?

Fun at Home!

  • First, view the video of the entire musical performance on vegetables. Isn’t it amazing?
  • Next, watch the video on how to make your butternut squash Udu.  Be extra sure to ONLY do this with an adult!
  • For a fun “green” additional activity, compost the fruit or vegetable afterwards. 

Here is a video of a musical piece performed on vegetable instruments!

This is part of our series showing how you can make all kinds of instruments from fruits and vegetables!

Click here to check out more Learn At Home activities!

You Can Help Keep the Music Going!

If you enjoy our weekly activities, please consider a donation to the BSO. The BSO does over 90 in-school performances each year, reaching thousands of students throughout Whatcom County.

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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/.