Buffalo Community Orchestra is set to participate in the 12th annual Give to the Max Day, set to take place Thursday, Nov. 19. Give to the Max is a giving event that raises millions each year for nearly 6,000 causes across Minnesota and beyond. This year, GiveMN is encouraging donors to #GiveWhereYouLiveMN, an effort to help communities in every corner of Minnesota as theunprecedented challenges of this year continue.

Additionally, each donation through GiveMN.org qualifies BCO for additional grants from the Give to the Max Day prize pool, thanks to the continued generosity of the Bush Foundation. On Nov. 19, Give to the Max Day, GiveMN will award:

  • $500 Early Giving Golden Tickets daily on Nov. 1-18
  • $500 Golden Ticket prizes every 15 minutes on Nov. 19.
  • $1,000 Hourly Golden Ticket prizes hourly on Nov. 19.
  • $6,000 Power Hour Prizes, shared among the top three organizations based on amount raised between 10:00–10:59 a.m. and 10:00–10:59 p.m.
  • The grand prize of Give to the Max Day, a $10,000 Super-Sized Golden Ticket.

GiveMN is encouraging Minnesotans to come together virtually this year to share how they’ll be joining in by using #GiveWhereYouLiveMN or #GTMD20. GiveMN will have social media story templates available for download on GiveMN.org and social media where donors can share their personal stories of giving.

BCO is grateful for your support and we look forward to performing for you in person when it is safe for us to gather again.

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Buffalo Community Orchestra’s purpose is to make music, educate instrumentalists, connect with our community, and provide recreational and performance opportunities to area residents.

Hear one of our performances:

Antonín Dvořák  Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88.
Performed May 12, 2018.

The Buffalo Community Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and overseen by a volunteer board of directors. We are able to present outstanding concerts and engage guest artists and musicians through ticket sales, grants, and financial contributions from individuals and businesses.

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BCO’s 26th Season is underway…sort of!

By Jolyn Halvorson | September 20, 2020

The Buffalo Community Orchestra is (kind of) back! We began rehearsals a week ago Sunday with just strings, and continued with winds and brass meeting this last Sunday. All wearing masks (yes, even the brass & woodwinds!) and with 6+ feet physical distance! We were lucky the weather was nice enough for the brass and woodwinds to rehearse outside today!…

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BCO Supports Cultural Equity

By Jolyn Halvorson | September 20, 2020

Buffalo Community Orchestra supports cultural equity through its policies and practices including encouraging participation by all cultures in our community, selection of music representative of diverse cultures, and the inclusion of all people regardless of race/ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, geography, citizenship status, or religion.

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Join us at the Buffalo Community Orchestra Second Annual Scholarship Fundraiser

By Jolyn Halvorson | February 2, 2020

Looking for a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Join BCO as we host a fun night of music, dancing, food, beverages (available for purchase from the Legion) and of course FUN! There will also be numerous silent auction items available to bid on a purchase, with all proceeds going directly to the scholarship foundation! The event takes place Saturday,…

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BCO Opens their 25th Season on October 27th, 2019

By Jolyn Halvorson | October 14, 2019

Article by Patrick Stonecipher, BCO violist and Senior at Buffalo High School Buffalo Community Orchestra is celebrating its 25th year this October with its Brass Spectacular concert featuring the BCO Brass section, the BHS Jazz I ensemble, and special guests Bob Baca and Buffalo’s own Joyce Lyons. Ranging from the Renaissance era to contemporary Jazz, this concert has a variety…

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BCO Concert in the Park has been moved indoors

By Jolyn Halvorson | June 9, 2019

Due to the less than ideal weather, the concert this evening will be held at the Buffalo High School Performing Arts Center. Please join us at 7pm for an evening of fun and exciting music. Admission is Free!

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BCO Welcomes Hisham Bravo Groover as their new Music Director/Conductor

By Jolyn Halvorson | May 27, 2019

The Buffalo Community Orchestra (BCO) is pleased to announce that Hisham Bravo Groover has accepted the position of Music Director/Conductor starting with the 2019-2020 season. After several months and a very selective search process, Mr. Groover was selected from several very qualified applicants who interviewed with a conductor search committee and performed live auditions with the BCO. Mr. Groover is…

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BCO Spring Concert May 11, 2019

By Jolyn Halvorson | May 4, 2019

Join us for a fun night of Beethoven and Copland!

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BCO Opens Music Director/Conductor Search

By Jolyn Halvorson | February 4, 2019

JOB DESCRIPTION – MUSIC DIRECTOR/CONDUCTOR The Buffalo Community Orchestra (BCO) is conducting a search for a Music Director/Conductor to begin in the 2019-2020 Season. Final candidates will be asked to guest conduct BCO during its 2018-2019 Season. MISSION: Buffalo Community Orchestra’s purpose is to make music, educate instrumentalists, connect with our community, and provide recreational and performance opportunities to area…

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Buffalo Community Orchestra Scholarship Fundraiser!

By Jolyn Halvorson | January 22, 2019

BCO is excited to announce our first annual scholarship fundraiser on February 16th, 2019 from 7-11pm. The event will feature local musical talent in a night of music, dancing and lots of fun. There will be music for all tastes including jazz, blues and rock! Proceeds will go towards a scholarship fund for young local musicians as they pursue their…

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Buffalo Community Orchestra is proud to be a member of the following organizations:

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The Buffalo Community Orchestra is proud to collaborate with and support the following community arts groups:

BCO is grateful for the support of