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Mission Statement

Believing that music and mentorship open doors and that every child should have the opportunity to experience making music, the BSO's OrchKids has the following mission and goals:

Our Mission

  • Use music as a vehicle to provide Baltimore City children with mentoring, encouragement and vision for a promising future.
  • Create an after-school program devoted to music appreciation, academics, citizenship, community awareness, family and health (emotional, social and physical).
  • Continue to develop the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as an accessible community resource.

Our Goals

  • Provide children with valuable tools to expand opportunities for creativity, self-expression, cooperative learning, teamwork, academic success and self-esteem.
  • Engage students at an early age and support their musical training by offering them quality instruction, instruments and a full range of personal and family enrichment experiences.
  • Better serve and deepen the BSO's reach into the community; broaden partnerships with other community organizations.
  • Develop a neighborhood program that will create a sense of community pride through heightened participation.
  • Increase parental involvement in all aspects of students' lives to improve students' chances for lifelong success
  • Become a model for similar programs in other cities.