Saline Symphony Orchestra 2023-2024 Season

Join the Saline Symphony Orchestra

The Saline Symphony Orchestra traditionally performs twice a year; once during the holiday season, and once in the spring, with other ensemble opportunities as they arise. Adults of at least  intermediate ability are invited to join (see details below). Follow Us On Facebook for more information, including important announcements, and if you are interested, Email Us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Students of at least high school age are accepted on a case-by-case basis with the written permission of their band director/orchestra conductor. The orchestra meets on Sunday afternoons (schedule below) from 3 to 5 pm at Bryant Junior High School in Bryant.

In the spring semester, musicians younger than high school age may apply to perform on select pieces with the Saline Symphony Orchesta for the spring concert. This is an excellent opportunity for young musicians to feel what it's like to perform in a large group of experienced musicians. There is no cost involved for the student, but they must have at least two years of playing experience, and must complete an application and submit it with a recommendation from their teacher. Private instructors are included in recommendations. Please check back with us for more information. 

The tentative schedule for regular rehearsals for the Fall Semester 2023 are yet to be released. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, December 8, 2023 with a concert date of Saturday, December 9. All rehearsals are held at Bryant Junior High School band room.  

Rehearsal Dates:
August 27th - First rehearsal - Sectional and Chair Seating*
September 10th
September 24th
October 8th
October 22nd
November 5th
November 26th
December 3rd - Rehearsal with student performers included
December 8th - Dress Rehearsal (Love Auditorium)
December 9th - Concert (Love Auditorium)

* To insure the best balance for the orchestra and the most appropriate seating, the first rehearsal of the semester will be spent in sectionals so musicians can be seated to their best advantage and skill set. 

Interested in Joining the Orchestra?

The Saline Symphony Orchestra does not use a formal audition process; instead, prospective members are invited to join us to sit in rehearsals after completing a brief application. Placement within the section will be determined by the section leader, concertmaster, and conductor to maintain the best balance and blend of the group.

We welcome musicians who are returning to their love of music, regardless of age, but students must be in high-school to participate. Our members represent a wide range of experience, and we believe in nurturing the love of music through a variety of support and methods. We do expect prospective members to be proficient enough to play music through a Grade 4 difficulty level. Available seats within sections will be filled based on availability and on an approval basis. We will maintain a sub list when sections are full. We welcome members and prospective members from throughout the Central Arkansas area.

All rehearsals are held at one of the Bryant School District campus band rooms and rehearsal locations will be announced at the beginning of each semester. Currently, the orchestra rehearses in the Bryant Junior High School band room. 

We charge an annual fee per musician, currently $40 per season; this helps offset our costs of music and other items. Students are provided seats in the orchestra on a scholarship basis and must be referred by an instructor to be eligible for a scholarship seat. 

If you are a musician interested in joining the Orchestra and have at least an intermediate ability, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include basic information about you, including the instrument(s) you play. We'll add you to our information list!

Current and prospective members can view our Etiquette Statement