Blackpool Area Schools' Symphony Orchestra (BASSO) was established in 2000.
BASSO provides the opportunity for musicians of all ages to enjoy playing in a large orchestra with other talented musicians. The players have much in common and therefore they are keen to improve their own standard of playing, work in an ensemble, learn new musical terms and appreciate how to refine a performance.
BASSO perform regularly at the Blackpool Christmas Concert and School's Alive at the Grand Theatre in order to collectively showcase the pupils amazing talents. The Orchestra plays a wide range of popular repertoire. This music is often familiar to the pupils and enjoyed by both performer and the listener.
The Basso (Orchestra) meet every Tuesday at Aspire Academy at 6.00pm - 8.00pm.