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The Whidbey Island Orchestra was formed in 2007 to provide quality musical experiences
for young and adult musicians of Whidbey Island and for our community.

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Community support is vital for Whidbey Island Orchestra. Although our adult musicians pay dues, these provide less than half of our operating expenses. We depend on the voluntary donations we receive for our primary community support.

Mail donations to us at: PO Box 1451, Freeland, WA 98249

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Whidbey Island Orchestra

WIO at WICA December 2019 Whidbey Island Orchestra at Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, December, 2019

The Whidbey Island Orchestra consists of strings, winds, brass and percussion of all abilities and backgrounds.

To join the orchestra or for more information, please contact our membership administrator at membership@whidbeyislandorchestra.org.

The mission of the Whidbey Island Orchestra is to foster a positive musical experience for its musician members and for our local community. We perform for the love of music and for the opportunity to spread the joy of music to Whidbey Island audiences, be they residents or visitors.

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Tentative 2024-2025 Concert Schedule

Skylark on the Green - Skylark Ensemble

July 6, 2024 - Useless Bay Golf and Country Club

Wizards! - Full Orchestra

October 31 - Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Christmas Concert - Full Orchestra

Friday, December 13, 7 pm - Island Church of Langley
Sunday, December 15, 3 pm - Trinity Lutheran Church

Candlelight Christmas - Skylark Ensemble

Saturday, December 14 - Zech Hall at WICA

Sweet Mystery of Love - Skylark Ensemble

Sunday, February 9 - Zech Hall at WICA

John Williams Tribute - Full Orchestra

March 28 or 29, 2025 - Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Mother's Day - Full Orchestra

May 11 - Trinity Lutheran Church

2024 Mother's Day Video

2022 Christmas Concert Video!

Burton's Halloween Fantasy Concert Video (2022)

2021 Christmas Concert Video

2021 Witching Hour Video

Musicians of all ages and talents are invited to join in our "Summer Sight-Reading Group". We are happy to invite all orchestral musicians to participate in our Second Annual Sight-Reading Workshop. This is being offered as a free event to the musical community of Whidbey Island, and provides a chance to learn how to better approach various types of orchestra music. Develop your rhythm and note skills, understand dynamic markings, phrasings, and styles. Our new Assistant Conductor James Hinkley will lead the group as he presents two different pieces of music every morning, guiding you through each one to help you master all aspects of playing with an orchestra. Learn to play your instrument with pleasure and confidence.

James Hinkley named Assistant Conductor

Whidbey Island Orchestra has named reknowned local musician James Hinkley to be our next Assistant Conductor. James will conduct the SUMMER SIGHTREADING WORKSHOP August 5 - 9 (see below). He will also conduct parts of our concerts and assist Principal Conductor/ Executive Director Cynthia Morrow in choosing music and preparing the orchestra for concerts. A more complete introduction to James is on our Conductors and Board page.