Youth Involvement & Education

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.

“I’ve never heard symphony music before. It’s great. I usually listen to hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll, but I liked the symphony more.” – Salvador Mendoza, Age 11, Robert Frost Elementary School, Pasco

Businesses interested in sponsorship, and Mid-Columbia schools interested in school performances, should contact the Symphony’s Operations Manager at (509) 943-6602.