Learn At Home!
Learn about instruments, composers, music, and even how to conduct from the comfort of your home!


The Flute

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

Questions to Consider:

  • How does a flute make sound?
  • What is a flute made out of?
  • How did the different excerpts (pieces of music) make you feel?

Fun at Home!

  • Even if you don't have a flute, you can make a sound like one!
  • Step 1 - Get a glass or plastic bottle.
  • Step 2 - Blow across the opening of the bottle like a flute.
  • Step 3 - To get different notes, try filling the bottle with some water. Does it make the sound go higher or lower? Why do you think that is?

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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.


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 during the pandemic, the BSO posted 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/.