Students @ Symphony

The QCSO invites school music groups (orchestra, band, choir, and general music classes, etc.) to attend Masterworks performances free of charge. Family members are also invited to attend for $5 per ticket. All schools who register will be offered an opportunity for a QCSO musician to visit your classroom and will receive a special Student Program Book (see example) with content by Rock Island Music Educator, Kimberly Gardner. Digital and in person concert opportunities available.

Additional Opportunity: The Students @ Symphony Program offers a flat $5 ticket for all companions accompanying the students to the concert (students attend for free). If you would like to make this concert a fundraiser for your school, families can purchase a full price ticket(s) in Zones 1-4 with a promo code. All but $5 of the full price ticket will be given back to your school music program or booster, and a check from the QCSO will be sent the week following the concert.

Students @ Symphony

Frequently Asked Questions | In Person Concerts

How many students and adults can I bring to the concert?
As many as you’d like! If you want bring your entire ensemble or music program or just a section of students, all are welcome.

How many buses can I bring? There is not a limit to number of buses, however, we need a two week notice to secure ample bus parking.

Does the group sit together in the concert hall? Yes, we seat most groups in the second balcony of the Adler Theatre unless there is a student who requires wheelchair accessibility (then we seat everyone on the main floor).

How long is the concert (with intermission)? Most QCSO Masterworks concerts are generally two hours with intermission.

How do we receive tickets? The QCSO Box Office will email all student and adult tickets to the contact teacher one week before the concert. The QCSO will invoice the school for the $5 accompanying adult tickets the week of the concert (student and teacher tickets are free). If you opt for tickets to be available at Will Call, they will be listed under your school’s name.

What if my whole class can’t attend together? We are happy to host as many of your students who can attend as possible! We understand that students have many weekend conflicts, and that a concert experience is possible for everyone’s schedule.

Contact Chelsea Sammons, Director of Education and Community Engagement, at for more information.

Funding for the QCSO website provided by the Scott County Regional Authority