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If you are a musician with some prior experience in stringed, wind or percussion instruments, you may wish to consider joining the WBS Orchestra. Prior experience on the balalaika or domra, while helpful, is not required.  Lessons are offered, and often 'loaner' instruments are available.
Non-musicians who share our interest in this music and culture are also welcome as members of The Balalaika Guild. Guild members are free to attend our rehearsals and quarterly social events, and many make important contributions through their involvement with important publicity, outreach and management functions of the Society.

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact us.


Join the Washington Balalaika Society Orchestra and perform the music of Russia, Ukraine and eastern Europe. Traditional fretted Russian instruments available. Learn from conservatory-trained teachers. Seeking players (or those wanting to learn) balalaika, domra (Russian mandolin), bayan/accordion, and some orchestral wind and percussion instruments to join us in the Fall. Call 703-549-0760 for more information.

Next Performances

October 2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
  6pm Concert at Russian Festival
Sunday, October 22, 2017
  4pm Beltway Balalaikas at Russian Festival
November 2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
  8pm Fall Concert 2017
Sunday, November 19, 2017
  3pm Fall Concert 2017