Welcome to the Orchestra of Flight!
Who we are: The Orchestra of Flight is a non-profit community orchestra. Our musicians volunteer their time and talent, and in exchange enjoy an opportunity to socialize with other musicians, play in a casual and friendly atmosphere, and hone their musical skills.
What we do: We believe we offer a unique service to the community! Rather than have audiences come to us, our mission is to bring live orchestral music to communities whose members may be unable to attend concerts in traditional venues. Our concerts are free of charge.
Where we play: Our performances take place in retirement and assisted-living communities throughout the Puget Sound area.
Rehearsals are in South Seattle (White Center). We rehearse Mondays from 7:30 – 9:30PM, starting with the first Monday after Labor Day and ending with our Annual Fundraising Dinner & Concert in May. In December, we celebrate the holidays with a concert at the Museum of Flight’s Wright Spirit event.
We welcome inquires from new musicians. No audition is required to join, and our members come from a wide range of backgrounds and musical experience. Some sections are full, but we continually update our Join us page and post openings for needed instruments as seats become available.
We play a standard orchestral repertoire, and we recommend that all prospective members play at a high-school level or above.
Kind words from our audiences
…very impressed by the musical performance that I felt was worthy of a concert hall.
…one guest moved to the rear of the performance area, called someone on his cell phone and held it out towards the orchestra for them to hear.
The musical selections were exceptional and we were impressed by the high caliber musical talents of the musicians in the Orchestra. The evening was a special event and made lasting memories for all in attendance.
The Orchestra of Flight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is supported in part by a grant from 4Culture.