The BSO will perform in its 79th season during the 2017-2018 season—we are considered a civic treasure!
We are an independent 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
Our volunteer musicians number more than 70 and range in age from 15 to 78.
Our audience continues to expand – in the last three years, sales of our season tickets increased 21%!
Our conductor, Dr. Beverly Everett, is widely respected in her field, having received awards and requests to participate in prestigious events throughout the country. Her professional connections bring world caliber guest artists such as André Watts, Murry Sidlin, and Carol Wincenc to Bemidji.
In addition to a seven-concert season, we offer educational programs in the schools and concerts just for youth. We collaborate with other area organizations to do out-of-the-ordinary programming— we’ve been called a gutsy group!
It costs an average of $17,000 to put on just one concert. The largest portion of our annual revenue comes from tax-deductible donations from individuals and businesses like yours.