TBSO Education 2021-2022 Programs

  • TBSO In The Schools

    Trick or Treat! On Friday, Oct. 29th, come join the TBSO online for a free Halloween concert!

    Register your class today to access the concert!

    Registered classes or schools will be able to access the free concert anytime on Friday, Oct. 29th with a provided link.

  • Symphony Sing-Along Live Stream!

    The TBSO is happy to announce that we are running a special Sing-Along for all grade 3 (and split 3) classes!  This year’s TBSO Symphony Sing-Along will be live streamed events on Tuesday, November 23, 2021 and Wednesday, November 24, 2021. This means that you can tune in and your students will be able to safely sing-along with a live TBSO from your own school or classroom!

    Sing-Along with any or all of these songs:

    French Canadian Folk Song – J’entend le moulin

    English Canadian Folk Song – I’se the B’y

    Spirit Bear Song (sung in Ojibwe)

    Viva la Musica

    Ode to Joy

    Get started today! You can access all the audio and pdf files for teaching/learning and practicing the songs here:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/7dmju3ycq8ea2uu/AABu7j21B-wgNdjJuB991UJca?dl=0

    You will need to register your classes/school in order to access the live stream on your preferred date(s) & time(s). There is no fee.

  • Musicians in the Classroom

    We are excited to be (cautiously) returning to schools in Thunder Bay and offering a limited number of live, in-person concerts featuring TBSO String Quartets in February 2022.

    In-person: Invite a String Quartet from the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra into your classroom! Meet the musicians and the different string instruments they play in a live, in-person concert at your school!

    *We are working with the TBDHU and following Public Health guidelines to keep our audiences and musicians safe. 

    MIC Videos coming soon! Stay tuned for more information about this year’s pre-recorded concert videos featuring the TBSO Woodwinds and the Percussion and Keyboard section.  Learn all about the different instruments that make up these exciting sections of the orchestra!

    The Musicians in the Classroom program brings a small ensemble of musicians into your Grade 5, 6, 7 or 8 classroom for a 45 minute in-person presentation. These educational concerts provides students with the opportunity to meet the TBSO musicians and their instruments.

    The presentations consist of a musical performance with explanations from the musicians to learn more about the music, instruments, and the lives of professional musicians.

    This year, only String Quartets, consisting of 4-musicians will be playing a limited number of in-person concerts at Thunder Bay schools. Book your concert today!

    Registration is required.

  • Link Up

    This will be the TBSO’s ninth year bringing the Link Up program to the students of Thunder Bay. For 2021-2022, Thunder Bay’s Grades 4-6 students have the opportunity to participate in the ‘The Orchestra Swings” program.

    “Swing” is many things. It’s a distinctive rhythmic feel; a musical era dominated by big band jazz; a style of dance that grew alongside the music; and that elusive but unmistakable feeling that results when musicians are deeply tuned into each other and playing in sync, or “in the pocket.” Though swing is characteristic of jazz, an orchestra can also swing. Through the Link Up repertoire, hands-on activities, and a culminating interactive performance with the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra and jazz ensemble, we will explore the elements that contribute to that magical moment when the orchestra starts to swing.

    For more details about “The Orchestra Swings” check out their website: Carnegie Hall, Link Up

    Link Up is a program developed by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in New York. During the 2021–2022 season, the program will be implemented by more than 105 partner orchestras, serving approximately half a million students and teachers. These partnerships span the US from Alaska to Florida, and also have international reach, including organizations in Canada, China, Japan, Kenya, New Zealand, Poland, and Spain. These partners will also have access to an expanded version of our online Link Up resources, which include new interactive sheet music and online lesson plans, as well as downloadable student activity sheets and robust audio and video content.

    There are 4 different Link Up programs – The Orchestra Sings, The Orchestra Rocks, the Orchestra Moves and the Orchestra Swings – each presented in yearly cycles.