Bach to School is a bilingual in-school program where a small ensemble of WSO musicians provide an engaging an interactive performance for students right in their own school. WSO has 10 Bach to School small ensembles consisting of string ensembles, brass quintets, woodwind quintets and a percussion ensemble. Some ensembles’ performances are geared more towards middle school. One string ensemble presents entirely in French.
Each ensemble group shares two 35-minute presentations with various grade levels of students, allowing students to be split into two different audience groups. During these presentations, the musicians often invite the students to play the instruments, conduct the ensemble group, or clap or sing along to a familiar theme.
Place your order for Adventures in Music or Musical Discoveries by Friday, June 22, 2018 and your school may be eligible to receive a complimentary performance by a WSO Bach to School ensemble.* To be eligible, your school must commit to bring a minimum of 80 students to any one or more of the Musical Discoveries, Adventures in Music or Student Matinee performances in Winnipeg. Payment will be required by Friday, September 21, 2018 in order to secure the ensemble visit.
If your school group isn’t large enough to qualify for this offer, consider partnering with another school. Each school must commit to bring at least 45 students to a Musical Discoveries, Adventures in Music or Student Matinee performance. The ensemble presentations will take place at one location. Each school must complete and submit a separate form; please indicate your partner school on the order form.
To express your interest in a WSO Bach to School performance, please complete the appropriate section on the program order form and submit no later than Friday, June 22, 2018. Order forms can be found on the program pages:
Please note, Bach to School visits are available primarily to schools in Winnipeg, with limited availability to schools located up to 100km from the Perimeter Hwy.
Order, Seating and Payment Inquiries
Please email, fax, or drop off your order form at the WSO Box Office, c/o Theresa Huscroft (Group Events Representative) at (204) 949-3995 or e-mail for more information.
Brent Johnson, Education & Community Engagement Manager
Phone: (204) 949-3967
* Subject to availability