Free Family Series
SYMPHONY IN THE PARK
Jun 23, 2024
301 Parkhill Dr
Bring your blanket or lawn chair and relax to an evening of music under our big Montana sky. Come early to this family-centered event and enjoy the popular Kids’ Conducting Contest, an instrument “petting zoo,” face painting, ice cream, and various beverage vendors and food trucks!
Billings Community Band
Instrument Petting Zoo closed during performance
Instrument Petting Zoo open 6–6:45PM
Ever wonder how much breath it takes to play a tuba or flute? Or how a violin or cello bow feels in your hand? Thanks to Eckroth Music, you can experience instruments up close. This free hands-on event is fun for the whole family!
Kids Conducting Contest
This annual tradition has become a favorite for the young and the young at heart. Children are invited to come down to the front of the stage at 6:45PM to conduct a march by John Philip Sousa. Guest judges will select four finalists who then vie for a chance to conduct the orchestra on Sousa’s Invincible Eagle. We’re excited to welcome back all our budding musicians! Wands are available for purchase at the Symphony information tent. | Sponsored by Mayor Bill & Anne Cole
Wands are available for purchase at the Symphony Information Tent for just $2!
Billings Symphony Orchestra & guest artist Chris Smith take the stage
Please see Symphony program for show line up
Instrument Petting Zoo closed during performance; open during intermission
Chris Smith | Vocals
A favorite guest artist of the Billings Symphony, singer-songwriter Chris Smith has released several albums and singles over the past 15 years. His song, “This Way Home,” was featured as a promotional song for the HGTV hit show, House Hunters International, as well as the official theme song for a promotional campaign for his hometown of Billings, Montana. Several of his albums have been released under the name CR Smith, including a series of solo piano albums. Chris works as Creative Arts Director at Faith Chapel in Billings where he lives with his wife Carolee and their three children, Tristan, Aurora and Skylar.