In partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the BSO’s OrchLab program works to enrich the instrumental music curriculum, enhance student performance skills and offer professional development to school music educators. The OrchLab program is delivered at no cost at selected elementary, middle and high schools that serve high numbers of students in poverty.


BSO on the Go in Montgomery County

BSO on the Go puts selected BSO musicians into the county's elementary schools (including Title I schools). In contrast to a passive auditorium concert, these interactive programs take place in a more intimate classroom setting that encourages students and musicians to engage one another.

In addition, at selected secondary schools, there are opportunities for student orchestras to perform with BSO soloists at public in-school concerts. Most recently, the BSO's Concertmaster, Jonathan Carney, was featured at the Holton-Arms Strings Festival in March 2016.

BSO on the GO has received widespread acclaim from participating children, as well as their music educators.

For further information and to schedule a visit at your school, please contact Richard Spero at 301.581.5212 or BSOgo@BSOmusic.org.

Richard Spero
Community Liaison, BSO at Strathmore
rspero@bsomusic.org | 301.581.5212

Orchlab and BSO on the Go are made possible in party by the generous support of
individual donations to the BSO at Strathmore and the following partners:

The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County
Montgomery County Public Schools
The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
The Charles Delmar Foundation