Happening ’Round the Bend
Upcoming classes, community events, and ensemble performances
Hoodstock Music Camp
Join other youth musicians for a week of ear-tickling, toe-tapping, music instruction as we prepare to open the Hoodstock Music Festival!
Sound Scholars™ 2023 Fall Term – Otter Pod
Otter Pod is our no-cost early learning program for preschoolers.
Sound Scholars™ 2023 Fall Term – Seal Pod
Seal Pod is our no-cost early learning program for children in Kindergarten and Grade 1.
Music is good for you and for your community!
For individuals, music can lower stress and anxiety, and boost mental and emotional wellness in a number of ways. But it can also make it easier to recognize shared interests, communicate and collaborate improving everything from graduation rates and civic engagement, to senior health and wellness, workforce development, and so much more.
At Great Bend, we make music that builds community.
Stories & Sounds
The latest news, ensemble performances, and musical inspiration
Music + STEM Skills = Harmony
Music is a rich and accessible way for children to practice vital STEM skills — and early childhood is the perfect time to incorporate it!
We’re a Little Temperamental
Tuning, or temperament, means more than just matching pitch!
“I feel better for singing.”
New research shows why choir singing is “the new exercise” for all!
Borders wins the American Prize!
Learn more about our American Prize-winning cantata.
Challenge America Grant
Exciting news for the local creative economy!
Music Builds Strong Families
A healthy community needs strong families. We use music to build them!
The Little Choir that Could
This is the story of how 31 amateur singers from rural Mason County, Washington ended up at Carnegie Hall.
Going With the Flow
Time flies when you’re having fun! But do you know what’s really happening when you’re so absorbed in an enjoyable activity that you lose track of time?