Independent evaluation has proven the strength and success of our programmes, and their positive influence on the lives of participants. This quality and impact has been made possible thanks to the investment and belief in BSO by trusts and foundations.

BSO Participate, our award-winning work in the community aims to embrace, engage and enrich the lives of all through:

Our Schools programme: firing the imagination, creativity and ambition of children and young people through live performance and instrumental workshops in and outside the classroom.

Supporting Young Artists to achieve their dreams: providing the training and experience young musicians need to secure roles in professional orchestras and the arts.

Promoting Health and Wellbeing: visiting care homes, community centres and hospitals delivering musical experiences to enrich quality of life for the elderly, people living with dementia and other life-limiting illness..

Supporting Communities: uniting people through music, combating isolation, loneliness and exclusion for people from all walks of life.

BSO Participate represents a model for best practice in shaping the future of music education and development.
Mary Schwarz, External Evaluation Consultant