Welcome to the Southland Symphony Orchestra

Musician Auditions

The Southland Symphony holds ongoing auditions for NEW musician members.

The Southland Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer, community orchestra, providing an opportunity for qualified musicians to experience and perform live music of the highest quality. We welcome musicians of all ages and from all walks of life.

Contact us immediately for an audition, by calling (909) 235-9776 or emailing: auditions@southlandsymphony.com


Click here for SSO Audition/Application Form

Click here for SSO Audition form if under 18

Click here for SS Youth Orch Application/Audition form

(Additional auditions for new members are ongoing throughout the year as needed)

If possible, please prepare a concerto mvt or appropriate solo, and a sampling of any standard orchestral excerpts. 

There is plenty of room for community musicians to participate. We especially need and welcome good string players(students are welcome)!



Southland Symphony Rehearsals during our 2016-17 season are generally held on Saturdays from 9:30am until 12pm.

Season Concert Schedule – Sundays at 4pm

NOTE - see also the Musicians' Calendar Page

October 23rd -Sunday at 4pm -  Season Opener. Rehearsals begin Sept 24th.

December 17th Saturday at 2pm-  Special Event."Music of Ontario" at the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Sponsored by the museum, this special program will present a chamber ensemble (small group) featuring musicians from the SSO and Bethel Congregational Church. Group TBA.

January 22nd  - Sunday at 4pm – “An Exceptional Concert" - Not Orchestra This is a fundraising recital featuring Dr. Mann, LizBeth Lucca, and Brian Farrell.Ticketes, $25. atFirst Christian Church Pomona

March 5th - Sunday at 4pm - Mozart Requiem

June 4th - Sunday at 4pm - Season Finale


Location: Bethel United Church of Christ (Congregational)
536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario CA 91762. CLICK FOR MAP

Please come join us. Feel free to check the Season Schedule page for details.


During the season, you may audition by attending one of our Rehearsals. Regular rehearsals are on Saturdays at 9:30am at Bethel UCC, 536 N Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA  91762/. If you wish to audition at a rehearsal, plan to be early or stay a bit after rehearsal. During the summer, if you wish to audition for next season, please call us at (909) 235-9776 or email Auditions@southlandsymphony.com

If you would like to be a musician member of the Southland Symphony Orchestra, please contact us by phone at (909)235-9776 or email to arrange an audition. Positions are filled based on both playing ability and commitment to the musical ensemble. You are welcome to attend a Saturday morning rehearsal anytime! For more information, email Auditions@southlandsymphony.com

Do keep in mind that community musician members are expected to be in attendance at all rehearsals. For general info about being one of our musicians, or to inquire about hiring our musicians for your event, email us at Musicians@southlandsymphony.com or call us at (909)235-9776.


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The Southland Symphony is a member of the Ralph's Community Contribution Program.

If you are already registered, THANKS!

If you haven't registered yet -  Please go ahead and register at Ralphs (in person at the store or online) to help the symphony. (Then re-register Sept 1, to keep up to date.)

It costs you NOTHING - but once you register, every time you use your Ralphs Rewards cards when you shop,  Ralphs will donate a  percentage of each your purchases will to the SSO.

Go online with your rewards card, or just go to your local Ralphs. Our organization number is 94795.

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Special note - If you have already been a part of this program - please be sure to re-register each September 1. Starting September 1st, please go online or just re-register at Ralphs.


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Our generous host, Bethel Congregational Church, sponsors the Furry Friends Pet Food Bank.

The pet food distribution is the last Saturday of each month. YOU can help. You can bring bags of dog food to the church, or "buy" a gift here. The Southland Symphony will pass on 100% of any gift for the Pet Food Bank! Please give a gift!