In late February, the BSO heard from a supporter that the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation was seeking funds to finish purchasing instruments for every 5th grader as part of the Bellingham School District’s 5th grade strings program.
“An instrument for every child in the 5th Grade would be a game changer for music education in our community!” - Kim Lund, Executive Director for the Bellingham Public Schools Foundation
The Bellingham Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors was enthusiastic to support this project, donating $5,000 to help ensure each student has an instrument. The BSO is committed to our community and bringing the gift of music to our youth through this and other programs. Each year, the BSO does over 90 free in-school performances throughout Whatcom County, reaching thousands of students.