Volunteers

BPO Ushers

Volunteer to be a BPO usher — flexible hours and free BPO performances!

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra performs Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons, with the occasional Friday morning and/or evening, and occasional weeknight for special events.

Usher responsibilities include:

  • Escorting patrons to their seats
  • Ensuring that later arrivals do not disturb the performance
  • Assisting those with special needs
  • Answering any questions patrons may have

For more information, please contact Al Rabin at (716) 242-7869, or e-mail arabin@bpo.org.

Friends of the BPO

Friends of the BPO is a volunteer organization that supports the BPO by staffing and organizing volunteer ushers, drivers, gift shop attendants, lobby greeters, and coat check attendants. Friends of the BPO also offers administrative and concert support, and provides volunteers to serve coffee at the Friday morning concerts. The organization also hosts fundraising events, like the annual favorite The Joy of Music and Wine, as well as flower and plant sales, fashion shows, and more. Volunteers are welcome as leaders and workers for all types of support activities. For further information, please contact Carl Klingenschmitt at (716) 759-6428, cklingenschmitt@rochester.rr.com, or Friends of the BPO at (716) 885-0204, friends@bpo.org.