BLOOMINGTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Overview
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6000
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Play with the orchestra (rehearsals typically run 2.5 hours per week)
Usher at a concert
Attend a concert
Help with fundraising (stuff envelopes, contact supporters, etc.)
Help with the Children's Instrument Recovery Program
Geographic areas served: South Central Indiana
Programs: Each year, the BSO performs seven public concerts, including a classical series, side-by-side concerts with local high school orchestras, a children’s concert, and a free summer concert in the park.
The BSO also engages in a wide range of community outreach activities, including innovative programs like Meet the Instruments (where children can experiment with musical instruments under the guidance of orchestra members), the Children’s Instrument Recovery Program (CHIRP) which provides reconditioned used instruments to children who would otherwise not be able to participate in their school’s music programs, and a Youth Concerto Competition.
For over forty years the BSO has been part of this community, and we take our responsibility to engage, enlighten, and entertain both our members and our audiences very seriously.