Side-by-Side Honors Program

The BCSO Side-by-Side Honors Program is offered to all high school students who apply and are recommended to play with the Butler County Symphony Orchestra at the March concert. Students prepare a piece of music chosen by the Maestro and rehearse with a guest conductor and section leaders of the orchestra to perform “side by side” with the BCSO. A special thank you is extended to guest rehearsal conductor Dr. Melinda Perttu of Westminster College. This year, there were five students participating from four different counties. They performed under Maestro Matthew Kramer on March 2, 2024.

Ella West, Grove City, Violin

Nate Deemer, Mars Area High School, Viola

Zakk Boyer, Armstrong Jr. Sr. High School, Oboe

Will Tamburri, Pine-Richland High School, Horn

Gabrielle Boudreau, Pine-Richland High School, Trumpet