Each year, through the generous support of community businesses, hundreds of fourth-grade students in local schools are treated to kid-friendly performances by members of the Mid-Columbia Symphony. Musicians talk with individual students and show them their instruments.
These visits are paying off. Kids get excited about music and want to get involved. After the Symphony appeared in Pasco schools, the rate of fifth graders joining their local instrumental music programs increased dramatically.
Businesses interested in sponsorship, and Mid-Columbia schools interested in school performances, should contact the Symphony’s Executive Director at (509) 943-6602.
The Symphony proudly invites young musicians from the Mid-Columbia area to perform in the lobby before Symphony concerts and during intermission. Groups have included string quartets, bell choirs, vocal groups, jazz bands, and the casts of local youth theatre groups.
These “Lobby Kids” gain performance experience by playing for hundreds of discerning music-lovers at each concert.