What do architects, mining engineers, geologists, housewives, high school students, Montana Tech students, retirees of all kinds, school teachers, medical professionals, school administrators, and many other 'plain old everyday people' have in common?  All these people perform with the Butte Symphony orchestra.

Volunteering does take time (about 15 hours of ensemble rehearsal time per concert in addition to private practice time), but all these individuals do it anyway. Without them the orchestra would not exist and the BSA sincerely thanks all who give of themselves to help.

Musicians who have volunteered to perform with the Butte Symphony this season are listed by section below. ('*' denotes a section principal)

First Violins

Janae Anderson* (Concertmaster, Harold "Pete" Godtland Chair)
Sarah Zora
Jamie Costle
Gary Costle
Rachel Boyd
Gayla Hess
Larysa Blavatsky

Second Violins

Lauren Larios
Susan Schrader
Betty Waren
Daley Schinnel
Laura Schneider
Kelli Thomas


John Peskey
Denise Rauch


Raina Hollenbaugh (Ruth Rotondi Chair)
Grace Ostermiller
Karina Van Dyk
Leyton Quinn


Andrew McFarland
Ryan Davis
Jared Benge


Janet Shuttlesworth*
Megan Hauser


Molly Ross*
Audrey Daniel


Patty Larios*
Chelsea Bloemeke

French Horn

Paul Vang*
Pete Godtland
Jean Perusich
Dave Stonehocker


Tom Patton*
Steve Tarrant
JP Letourneau


Chuck Kestle*
Pete Knudsen
Spencer Bartow
Lexi Vine


Jessica Jones*


Melanie Martin-Dent*


Jessie Fischer *
Olivia Adams

Join the Symphony!

Are you interested in joining the Butte Symphony as a musician.  The orchestra holds auditions at the first rehearsal for individual concerts. Rehearsals are typically on Monday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. During concert week they will run on Monday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning. Volunteering as a musician does take time, about 15 hours of ensemble rehearsal time per concert in addition to private practice time. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Butte Symphony please contact Lowell at for more information and to set up an audition.

The Harold "Pete" Godtland Concertmaster Chair

The BSA Board of Directors established the Harold "Pete" Godtland Concertmaster Chair to honor his years of performance with the symphony. "Pete" is the only currently performing musician who was a founding member of the Butte Symphony in 1950

Donations for endowing this chair in perpetuity may be made directly to the symphony.

The Ruth Rotondi Chair

This chair honors the memory of Ruth Rotondi and is reserved for the First Cello of the Butte Symphony Orchestra. Ruth was a beloved and guiding force for music in the Butte-Silver Bow area and was a cellist in our symphony.

Donations to endow this chair may be made directly to the symphony.

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Contact Lowell Stuck at
(406) 723-5590
Butte Symphony Association
PO Box 725 | 321 W. Broadway
Butte, MT 59703

(406) 723-5590