• About

    About OrchLab

    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 serving high numbers of students in poverty. 

    For more information, contact:
    Richard Spero
    Community Liaison, BSO at Strathmore
    rspero@bsomusic.org | 301.581.5212 

  • Middle/High Schools
    Balio At Albert Einstein HS 390X390

    Middle/High Schools

    Up to 54 visits during the year by BSO musicians leading sectionals and full orchestras at these schools:

    A. Mario Loiederman
    Albert Einstein
    Francis Scott Key
    Newport Mill
    White Oak

  • Elementary Schools
    Woodwind Trio At Green Acres ES 390X390

    Elementary Schools

    Residency of five visits by a BSO woodwind trio:

    • Culminating in a side-by-side performance
    • BSO members coach 4th and 5th graders playing recorder
    • Original composition “Irish Fantasy” commissioned for this program by BSO musician Jonathan Jensen

    Selected schools include:

    Broad Acres
    Glen Haven
    Georgian Forest
    Viers Mill

  • BSO Concerts

    Free BSO Concerts for Participating Students

    All participating students from middle and high school schools experience a BSO concert at the Music Center at Strathmore.  Tickets are provided free of charge. 

    On February 1, students from Newport Mill Middle School and Albert Einstein, Springbrook and Wheaton High Schools attended Chaplin’s Back! at Strathmore. In March, students will hear Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.

  • Professional Development

    Professional Development for MCPS Music Educators

    The BSO, in partnership with MCPS, will host a professional development day led by BSO musicians. All Montgomery County music educators will be invited to attend. MCPS educators will be awarded appropriate credit hours toward mandatory advanced professional certificate renewal.