UPDATE 2021 - 2022 SEASON

WE'RE BACK ! ! ! We're planning our 2021-2022 season one concert at a time, but we're hoping to provide the community with a full season of concerts and events. Check out our Concert Schedule and mark your calendar with the BCO's upcoming concerts.


The Binghamton Community Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2021 winner of the Concerto Competition, held in partnership with Southern Tier Music Teacher’s Association.  We are happy to report that Alexis VanTassel, recordist, has been chosen has been chosen to perform with the BCO during the 2021-2022 season.  Nicholas Deady, violinist, who was chosen for the same honor in 2020, but was unable to perform with us due to Covid related cancellations, will also appear with the orchestra during the 2021-2022 season.  Congratulations to both Alexis and Nicholas on both of your accomplishments.


The Binghamton Community Orchestra is pleased to announce the 2021 winner of the annual Del Colbeigh Award.  This award is given to a student who best reflects Del’s passion for music and commitment to community.  This years winner is Catherine Janowski.


Faced with a pandemic and stoppage of in-person ensembles, the BCO helped over 60 high school musicians share new music live over the internet. From schools across Broome County, NY, they played and learned together in a weekend virtual festival called Music Outside the Box. The project featured live online ensemble performances and exploration of vocal technique through graphic scores.

To read more about Music Outside the Box, click here !

This event is made possible with public funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Earlville Opera House.

Additional support for the Broome DEC Program graciously provided by the Stewart W. and Willma C. Hoyt Foundation, Inc.


Additional support for "Music Outside the Box" is provided by S.E.E.D. Planning Group, LLC


BCO's Corporate Sponsors

The BCO would like to thank our corporate sponsors, Weis Markets, Seed Planning Group and IBM for their great support!


Please visit our Advertising Opportunities page for more information on opportunities to support the BCO.

The BCO is Looking For More!

The Binghamton Community Orchestra (BCO) is seeking new members for the upcoming season. Community members interested in joining the orchestra are invited to sit in on a rehearsal and discuss joining the ensemble with the music director afterward. The orchestra rehearses weekly throughout the concert season leading up to each performance.

The BCO has provided musicians from around the Southern Tier an opportunity to play quality symphonic music since 1984. The BCO performs at least three major concerts each season and feature a variety of outstanding composers.

Please feel free to visit our audition information page and fill out the form to tell us a little more about your interest in joining the BCO.

For more information, email:


Binghamton Community Orchestra
P.O. Box 1901 ▪ Binghamton, NY 13902