Learn about our various ensembles and classes.

UPDATE ON FALL 2020 PROGRAMS: While WSCO will not be meeting in person for its Fall session, we are offering FREE online programming from Oct. 6 - Dec. 15. Check the EVENTS page to learn more!

Debut Orchestra
Concert Orchestra
*previously Intermediate Orchestra
Symphony Orchestra
Wind Symphony

Students (any program) - FREE!

Adult in Debut, Intermediate, or Symphony Orchestras - $150*

Adult in Wind Symphony - $150*

Adult in Beginning Strings (9-week Winter session only) - $135

Adult in Beginning Band (9-week Winter session only) - $135

*Please note: The Winter/Spring session will extend from January-May and include two performances per ensemble.

Ensemble placement auditions and music pickup: January 14th

Auditions can be scheduled by contacting

Rehearsals will begin on January 21st and will follow the Seattle Public Schools calendar, taking place on Tuesday evenings.


WSCO is in operation only because of the generous support of many volunteers. Every musician and/or parent is expected to help where they are able! Parents or families of students please plan to help with at least one concert or event during the year. Your donated time is appreciated, and necessary to keep WSCO going. 



  • Review the Musicians' Code of Conduct with your student/child.

  • Agree to participate in at least 1 hour of volunteer service for WSCO during the fall season.

  • Agree to participate in at least 1 hour of volunteer service for WSCO during the spring season.


Musicians' Code of Conduct

  • Help create a positive, fun, orderly, and relaxed learning environment for all.

  • Have a positive attitude.  Encourage your fellow musicians.  Assist in their musical growth.

  • Treat the conductors, staff, volunteers, and fellow musicians with respect at all times.

  • Arrive 15 minutes before rehearsal to tune and be ready to play. Bring a pencil to all rehearsals.

  • Give your attention to the Conductor, even when not playing. 

  • The use of cell phones and electronic devices is not allowed during rehearsals.

  • Raise your hand to speak, and remain quiet while not playing.

  • Be at all rehearsals and performances. Notify the Orchestra Manager ahead of time if you will need to be absent.

  • Return music promptly when asked to do so.

  • If you borrow anything, return it!

  • We are guests in our rehearsal and performance locations.  Treat the property and spaces of our host with respect. 

  • The use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs is strictly prohibited.

  • At concerts, musicians should be seated in the theater hall as audience members when they are not on stage performing.

  • Appropriate audience etiquette is expected while supporting fellow musicians.


Concert Attire

Concert attire: black tops/shirts/jackets and black slacks/skirts/shoes; white tops are okay if black is not available.

Please: no tight or above-the-knee skirts without leggings or equivalent. 

Alternate attire: white tops with black or very dark slacks/skirts.




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