About Us

History

Founded in 1942, the Bremerton WestSound Symphony has been a vital part of the cultural landscape of Bremerton and the greater part of the Kitsap Peninsula. Our organization consists of an orchestra and chorale of up to 100-120 volunteer members, and a growing youth jazz ensemble.

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Mission

We unite and enrich West Sound communities by sharing a passion for live music, preserving artistic tradition, and breaking barriers to music education.

Vision

The West Sound is a dedicated home for music within a thriving local economy — an inspired community of supported and connected local arts and artists with opportunities for citizens of all ages to explore creativity and develop talent.

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Values

Community Engagement:
Respectful and collaborative relationships with our patrons and community members, continual enrichment of the cultural life of the West Sound, and an environment that attracts community volunteers who help sustain us musically, financially, and operationally;

Internal Engagement:
Respectful and collaborative musical and relational interactions within and between all our music ensembles, our staff, and our boards and committees;

Artistry and Excellence:
High quality music performances, both live and virtual;

Education:
Varied learning opportunities for musicians, listeners and students of all ages;
Diversity and Inclusivity: Diversity across all our membership, programming, audience, and educational experiences;

Ethical Business Practices and Financial Stability:
Responsible investment, responsible planning for our future, mindful stewardship through transparent and fair practices, and innovation combined with common sense.