Saline Symphony Orchestra 2024-2025 Season

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 (sophomore and above) 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. Check back here and follow us on Facebook for updates regarding our "Play with the SSO" program. 

The tentative schedule for regular rehearsals for the Fall Semester 2024 are listed below. Dress rehearsal will be Friday, December 13, 2024 from 6 to 8 pm, with a concert date of Saturday, December 14 at 4 pm. All rehearsals are held at Bryant Junior High School band room.  

Rehearsal Dates - Fall 2024:
Aug 25
Sep 8
Sep 22
Oct 6
Oct 20
Nov 3
Nov 17
Dec 1
Dec 13th - Dress Rehearsal (Love Auditorium)
Dec 14th - 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