The 69th Season
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
Kyara Nelsen* (Concertmaster)
Sarah Zora
Rachel Boyd
Gary Costle
Jamie Costle
Gayla Hess
Jessica Woodward
Second Violins
JaNae Anderson*
Nathan Bradley
Lauren Larios
Kate Miller
Laura Schneider
Susan Schrader
Betty Waren
Alex Holter*
Rob Holter
Jared Selva
Hunter Boles
Grace Ostermiller
Ruth Rotondi
Andrew McFarland*
Janet Shuttlesworth*
LuAnn Ochsner
Melanie Martin-Dent
Steven Gammon
Molly Ross*
Chelsea Bloemeke
Patrick Christianson
Patty Larios*
French Horn
Paul Vang*
Pete Godtland
Jean Perusich
Dave Stonehocker
Tom Patton*
Steve Tarrant
JP Letourneau
Dan Olson
Spencer Bartow
Chuck Kestle*
Pete Knudsen
Jessica Jones*
Andrew Ellmaker
Don Kronenberger*
Nicole Ribeiro
Jessie Fischer *
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 Mark at for more information and to set up an audition.
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Contact Mark Hayden at
(406) 723-5590
Butte Symphony Association
PO Box 725 | 321 W. Broadway
Butte, MT 59703

(406) 723-5590