WBS Has Openings for Musicians and Vocalists
We are a community-based, volunteer orchestra composed of musicians ranging from self-taught amateurs to conservatory graduates. We have members from pre-teens to eighty-plus of age. Some of us have Russian or Ukrainian heritage, but many do not -- we play because we love the music, enjoy each other and appreciate the unique opportunity we have to work with a true professional such as Svetlana Nikonova to create music which delights us in the making as much as it does our audiences in the listening.
More than half of us did not know how to play a balalaika, domra, gusli or bayan before joining the WBS. Some had played mandolin, guitar, piano, ukulele, banjo, dulcimer, woodwinds or horns in their earlier musical lives and took pleasure in learning something new from our talented teachers. All of us work hard at perfecting our art, and we believe that shows in the quality of our performances.
We'd be happy to have you learn more about us.