Bus Subsidies

Welcome to our pilot bus subsidy program! We have a limited amount of funds to help with transportation costs for 2018-19 Young People’s Concerts. Grants will be awarded on a first come, first served basis to public, private and charter schools.

  • Is your ticket order contingent on a bus subsidy? 
    Even if your ticket order is contingent on our bus subsidy, we encourage you to reserve your seats now to secure tickets. If for some reason your bus subsidy request cannot be fulfilled, we can easily release your reservation.
  • All schools, regardless of district or geographic location, are welcome to apply.
  • Priority is given to schools with a higher percentage of free and reduced lunch.
  • If awarded, we will provide up to $180 for every bus needed for your group

2018-19 Bus Subsidies

School Name(*)
Please enter your school's name

School Address(*)
Please enter your school's address

School City
Invalid Input

School State
Please enter your school's state.

School ZIP code
Invalid Input

Your name(*)
Please enter your first and last names.

Your e-mail(*)
Please enter a valid email address.

Secondary contact name
Invalid Input

Secondary contact email
Invalid Input

Number of tickets ordered(*)
Please estimate the number of tickets ordered

Number of buses(*)
Please let us know how many buses your group will use

Notes/Questions
Invalid Input

Verify you're not a robot(*)
Verify you're not a robot
Invalid Input

Young People's Webcast

Our 2017-18 webcast has expired. We will post another concert during 2018-19 season, to be announced later this year. Thanks!

St. Paul Public Schools Ticket and Transportation Order Form

The Minnesota Orchestra will provide free tickets and transportation to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall for students in the St. Paul School District during the 2017-18 school year!

Please complete this form by Friday, May 19, 2017. You will receive confirmation of your assigned concert date and time in early May. Your ticket will arrive via email approximately two weeks before the concert.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets or the concerts, please email youngpeoples[at]mnorch.org.

High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. / Orchestra Hall
Recommended for grades 6-12

Secondary students, including those who are enrolled in advanced music theory or music history courses, will not want to miss this new, specially designed program. It features a rare glimpse of the Orchestra’s behind-the-scenes efforts, its working rehearsals--as well as the polished performances that are the result. We see both approaches first with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 2, and then, after a break, with Kodály’s Dances of Galanta. Wrapping up this special program will be a 30-minute “dig deeper” session in which students ask questions of and initiate discussions with the musicians themselves. Students are invited to bring scores and follow along as the Orchestra plays!

Schedule for High School Open Rehearsal, Concert and Discussion
10:00-10:40 Bach Rehearsal & Run-through Performance
10:40-10:55 Break
10:55-11:35 Kodaly Rehearsal & Run-through Performance
11:35-12pm Q&A

Stories in Music

March 7, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am
March 8, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am

Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them. Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty. Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.


St. Paul Public Schools: Free tickets to Orchestra Hall

Main contact teacher(*)
Please enter the main contact teacher's name.

This person will receive all information from the Minnesota Orchestra including the ticket for the concert. (This could be the music specialist or one of the classroom teachers. Please select only one contact person per school.)

Main contact's email address(*)
Please enter a valid email address.

Secondary contact(*)
Please enter the secondary contact's name.

Please select someone from your school who will be in your building for the 2017-18 school year, and who will be knowledgeable about this field trip. This person will receive a copy of your order confirmation.

Secondary contact's email(*)
Please enter a valid email address.

School name(*)
Please enter your school's address.

School address(*)
Invalid Input

City(*)
Invalid Input

State(*)
Invalid Input

ZIP(*)
Please enter your school's ZIP code.

School phone number(*)
Please enter your school's phone number.

Other phone number
Invalid Input

Number of classrooms. Please indicate grade level in notes field below.(*)
Please indicate the number of classrooms that will be attending from your school.

Total number of STUDENTS attending (*)
Please enter the total approximate number of students that will be attending.

*The Minnesota Orchestra will include two additional tickets per classroom for chaperones/teachers.

Please rank your choices 1-8 below. If you are unable to attend, mark with "NO".
We understand the concert dates are far into the future, so please give us your best prediction of availability. If you find that you are unable to attend your specific date next year, we will do our best to rearrange your concert date and time based on ticket availability.
Feb 6, 2018 at 10am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 7, 2018 at 10am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 7, 2018 at 11:35am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 8, 2018 at 10am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 8, 2018 at 11:35am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Notes or comments
Invalid Input

Homeschool Workshops Signup

We offer a homeschool workshop at Orchestra Hall several weeks prior to most Young People’s Concerts. Material and activities are presented by a licensed teacher and include a mix of information about the hall, what to expect on the field trip, and what to listen for during the concert. Workshops are participatory, interactive and free of charge for registered concert attendees. Sign up to participate in the workshop here!

2018-19 Homeschool Workshop Signup

Your name(*)
Please enter your first and last names.

Your e-mail(*)
Please enter a valid email address.

Homeschool Co-op (if any)
Invalid Input

Select the workshop(s) you would like to attend:(*)

Please select at least one event

Number of adults(*)
Invalid Input

Number of children(*)
Invalid Input

Please indicate the ages (or age range) of the children in your group(*)
Invalid Input

Ticket order number
Invalid Input

Verify you're not a robot(*)
Verify you're not a robot
Invalid Input

Minneapolis 4th Grade Ticket and Transportation Order Form

The Minnesota Orchestra will provide free tickets and transportation to a Young People’s Concert at Orchestra Hall for all 4th graders in the Minneapolis School District during the 2017-18 school year!

Please complete this form by Friday, May 5, 2017. You will receive confirmation of your assigned concert date and time in early May. Your ticket will arrive via email approximately two weeks before the concert.

If you have any questions regarding your tickets or the concerts, please email youngpeoples[at]mnorch.org.

Stories in Music

March 7, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am
March 8, 2018 10:00am and 11:35am

Some composers tell stories in music with fascinating results—painting musical pictures of people, places and whatever they see around them. Orchestra Hall will come alive with the sounds of a bee buzzing and swooping in Rimsky-Korsakov’s beloved Flight of the Bumblebee, and with the sounds of the mighty Mississippi flowing in works by Kevin Puts and Michael Daugherty. Students will also discover how composers create a new story to go with familiar music—as Peter Schickele (aka P.D.Q. Bach) did with Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Principal Tuba Steven Campbell and star piccolo player Roma Duncan also team up for Kling’s The Elephant and the Fly, a most unusual piccolo-tuba pairing.


Minneapolis Public Schools: Free tickets to Orchestra Hall

Main contact teacher(*)
Please enter the main contact teacher's name.

This person will receive all information from the Minnesota Orchestra including the ticket for the concert. (This could be the music specialist or one of the classroom teachers. Please select only one contact person per school.)

Main contact's email address(*)
Please enter a valid email address.

Secondary contact(*)
Please enter the secondary contact's name.

Please select someone from your school who will be in your building for the 2017-18 school year, and who will be knowledgeable about this field trip. This person will receive a copy of your order confirmation.

Secondary contact's email(*)
Please enter a valid email address.

School name(*)
Please enter your school's address.

School address(*)
Invalid Input

City(*)
Invalid Input

State(*)
Invalid Input

ZIP(*)
Please enter your school's ZIP code.

School phone number(*)
Please enter your school's phone number.

Other phone number
Invalid Input

Number of 4th grade classrooms(*)
Please indicate the number of classrooms that will be attending from your school.

Total number of STUDENTS* attending (*)
Please enter the total approximate number of students that will be attending.

(Please give an estimate at this time and confirm after the school year starts if there is a significant change.)
*The Minnesota Orchestra will include two additional tickets per classroom for chaperones/teachers.

Please rank your choices 1-8 below. If you are unable to attend, mark with "NO".
We understand the concert dates are far into the future, so please give us your best prediction of availability. If you find that you are unable to attend your specific date next year, we will do our best to rearrange your concert date and time based on ticket availability.
Mar 7, 2018 at 10am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 7, 2018 at 1135am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 8, 2018 at 10am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Mar 8, 2018 at 11:35am
Please rank your choice of concerts.

Notes or comments
Invalid Input

Subcategories