Building Blocks of the Orchestra

The Building Blocks of the Orchestra (BBO) program gives pre-kindergartners through third-graders their first up-close and personal introduction to instruments of the orchestra, laying a firm foundation for music appreciation. Through informal classroom performances by one of five Austin Symphony Orchestra ensembles (strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion or harp), Building Blocks reaches more than 30,000 children throughout Central Texas every year.

The BBO program is designed especially for younger listeners. It is an important first step toward arts appreciation and a cornerstone for later youth programs.