How to join the BMO
We are fortunate to be a constantly growing organization. We always welcome new members. If you play the mandolin (beginner or better)--or if you don't but are interested in learning--we encourage you to inquire about joining the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra. You're guaranteed to derive a great deal of pleasure from playing in a community group liked ours. The only requirement is that you be able to read music (but if you don't, we can teach you how to do that too. See "Mandolin lessons").
Unlike some mandolin orchestras, we do not charge dues. There are no fees to join and no dues to be a member.
Note: We are especially looking for mandola (or octave mandolin) and mandocello players at the present time. Lessons are available for those instruments too.
The best place to start is to contact Joyce Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-335-6053.
Our music is divided into six parts: first mandolin (which primarily carries the melody), second mandolin, mandola (treble clef), mandocello (usually in bass clef), mandobass (also in bass clef), and guitar.
We have a music library numbering some 3,000 compositions that have been collected since the orchestra's founding. In addition, we use the internet as a resource to access huge repositories of mandolin music.