Omaha Symphony

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Mission Imagination -
The Symphonic School Bus: Get Instrumental!

Performances across the metro from January - May 2018.

Price: $4 per student/adult

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“Seat belts, everyone!”  There’s a new teacher in town, and she’s got a field trip to the symphony up her sleeve that is second to none!  Unfortunately, she and her class discover that disaster has struck and the world-renowned musician Gargamini will not be able to perform.  It’s up to the students and the Omaha Symphony to help their new teacher learn to play Gargamini’s mysterious instrument and save the show.  By exploring all the different instrument families of the orchestra, students will work to make their own dynamic deductions as to how each family uses vibrations to create music and hopefully unlock the secrets of Gargamini’s masterpiece.  As teacher always says, “Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy!”

Performance Note: Handmade instruments are not only encouraged, but highly recommended! Check out our educator packet for ideas!

Educator Packets Available for Download:

"Symphonic School Bus" Educator Packet
• Additional - Orchestra Introduction Packet

2017/18 Performance Schedule:

*All performances are at 9:30 and 10:45 on all performance days!*

January 11, 2018 | Catlin Arts Magnet
12736 Marinda St.

January 17 - 18, 2018 | Omaha Conservatory of Music
7023 Cass St.

February 13, 2018 | St. Wenceslaus School
15353 Pacific St.

February 20 - 21, 2018 | Holland Performing Arts Center
1200 Douglas St.

March 6 - 7, 2018 | Iowa Western Community College
2700 College Road

April 19, 2018 | Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center
2825 Y St.

May 1, 2018 | St. Pius X/St. Leo School
6905 Blondo St.

May 16, 2018 | Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium
3701 S. 10th St.
*Admission: $6 per student/adult (includes zoo AND performance admission!)


“My students cannot stop talking about this field trip. It’s THE highlight of the year!” 
–Omaha Music Educator

“Funny and interactive for students AND teachers. Kids always come away with smiles on their faces! Excellent, excellent, excellent!”
–Omaha Kindergarten Educator

Designed to address the following standards:

Nebraska Standards for Education, Music:  FA 2.4.2/2.4.3, FA 5.4.2/5.4.3
Iowa Core Fine Arts Alignment, General Music: 1,2,5

Ticket Office

1200 Douglas Street
Omaha, NE 68102
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Administrative Offices

1905 Harney Street, Suite 400
Omaha, NE 68102-2318
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