The Who Cares Virtual Symphony Benefit

We believe in the power of music. Music heals. Music soothes. Music Teachers. Music inspires.

As many of you know, the BSOC has had to cancel the remaining of our 2019-2020 symphony season dye to the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes our annual Symphony Benefit. Because of this, we have a special treat for all our friends. We are offering a special performance by John Roberts y Pan Blanco LIVE from Craft Local on Tuesday, May 5 at 7 pm via Facebook Live and Youtube Live!

In our continuing efforts to Enrich Lives Through Music, we need your help now more than ever! The Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale participate in more than 100 free education and outreach programs each year! Our annual fundraiser helps expand Explore Music!, the BSOC’S community engagement and outreach programs.

Please consider supporting Explore Music! Today!

Support Explore Music!

Who Cares about the Billings Community?
Who Cares about music education in the schools?
Who Cares about providing music to nursing home residents?
Who Cares about providing positive musical influence to inmates in the Montana Women’s Prison?
Who Cares about pediatric and cancer patients?
Who Cares about long-term care patients at St. Vincent & Billings Clinic?


We know you do too!

Join us on Facebook and YouTube throughout the day on Tuesday, May 5 as we provide a full day of music! We will be broadcasting our Connection Concerts from the homes of BSOC musicians, all leading up to the LIVE concert at 7 pm.

Help us share the music by supporting The Who Cares Symphony Benefit!

Virtual Symphony in the Park

Get your FREE Ticket Here!


We are excited to invite you to our Virtual Symphony in the Park! Although we cannot be with you live at Pioneer Park this year, we still want to give you your summer music fix. You will enjoy the Star-Spangled Banner, performed by members of the BSOC brass section, along with some of our favorite “pops” performances, and much more! Kick off the Fourth of July week with the Billings Symphony!

We are testing out a new way to bring you your Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale. Not only will this help us explore new possibilities for the future, but it will also help us stay connected to you, the most valued members of our organization. Your participation is greatly appreciated. 

Here’s How:

Symphony in the Park is, as always, a FREE event! It just looks a little different this year. To access Virtual Symphony in the Park, please visit to “purchase” a ticket. You will NOT be charged. You will then be given access to the webpage to watch! Tickets will be available soon. Join our email list to receive notifications at

Bucket Brigade

Our friends at the St. Vincent Foundation have generously agreed to match all donations, up to $2,500, given during the Bucket Brigade.

Thank you for your generosity and support for the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale’s community outreach and education program
Explore Music!

Donate Today!


Virtual Kid Conducting Contest

Even though we aren’t able to gather for Symphony in the Park this year, we’re inviting kids to take part in our favorite part of Symphony in the Park: the Kids Conducting Contest!

Simply submit a video of your kid conducting to Stars and Stripes Forever, along with their first name and age to by Tuesday, June 23rd.

The winner will receive their very own conductor’s baton, and the opportunity to lead the Billings Symphony Orchestra in ‘Sleigh Ride’ at the December Holiday Concert!

Must be age 12 or under to apply. By submitting a video, you agree to allow the Billings Symphony Orchestra & Chorale to post the video publicly for promotional purposes.



Symphony in the Park 2020




June 28, 2020, at Pioneer Park

Join us for the 49th annual Symphony in the Park! The largest concert, and most visible component of Explore Music!, wraps up another season and introduces many to live, symphonic music. This is a favorite Billings tradition-bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax to an evening of music under out big Montana sky while enjoying picnic fare from participating food sponsors.

Guest Artists

John Roberts y Pan Blanco

Food Trucks and other Refreshments:



  • 4 p.m. Instrument Petting Zoo
  • 5 p.m. Billings Community Band Concert
  • 6:45 p.m. Young Conductors’ Contest
  • 7 p.m Billings Symphony Orchestra Concert

Reserved Seating Area: Enjoy our reserved creek-side seating area with picnic tables so you can have it Made in the Shade! Purchase your $10 wristband at the BSO&C office in downtown Billings (2721 2nd Ave. N. Suite 350) or at Symphony in the Park Seating is limited – first-come, first-served.

Reserved Parking: For only $5 (Cash Only) get a reserved parking spot located in the Senior High parking lot. The golf cart shuttle will be available to drive you right to the action! Limited spots available – first-come, first-served. Handicapped parking (with proper permit) available for free.