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The Whidbey Island Orchestra was formed in 2007 to provide quality musical experiences
for young and adult musicians of Whidbey Island and for our community.

Welcome to the Witching Hour Video Page

Please Donate to the Orchestra

We are a 501(c)(3) organization; contributions are tax-deductible.

From the start, Whidbey Island Orchestra has relied on community support. Our income comes from fees the adult musicians pay to participate and, especially, community donations.

The Covid epidemic has prevented us from having free community concerts, but we still have expenses for music storage, insurance, and our Youth Scholarship program. Music Director/Conductor Cynthia Morrow has graciously donated the majority of her time and worked tirelessly and creatively to shepherd the orchestra through this challenging time.

Providing a safe environment for brass and woodwind instruments to join our string players proved to be too challenging for this season. So, joined by "Luigi" Jazz Dancers choreographed by Daunne Zinger, and vocal talent Jeff Belfiglio, the Whidbey Island Orchestra Strings have recorded "The Witching Hour" - several Halloween-themed videos - for your enjoyment (and ours!). Please take a moment to donate, and click the link to see the videos.

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Whidbey Island Orchestra
P.O. Box 1451
Freeland, WA 98249-1451

How Your Support helps Whidbey Island Orchestra

Purchase a set of parts for a new piece: $50 - $120 / set

Website registration and hosting: $125 / year

Storage of our musical scores and supplies: $60 / month

Insurance (General Liability and D&O): $120/month

Soloist Appearance: $75 - 200 / concert

Arranger: $200 / piece

Student Scholarship for 1 year: $150

Donation for use of performance venue (other than WICA): $75 - 125

Posters and Programs for 1 concert (other than WICA): $300

Assistant Conductor - 1 rehearsal or concert: $100


This Is Halloween
by Danny Elfman
Arranged by James Kazik

Fright Night
by (in order): J.S. Bach, Bernard Herrmann, Paul Dukas, Vic Mizzy, Modest Moussorgsky, Jack Marshall, Charles Gounod, John Williams, and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Arranged by Larry Moore

The Haunted Carousel
by Soon Hee Newbold

Psycho (Prelude)
by Bernard Herrmann
Edited by Paul Lavender

Monster Mash
by Bobby Pickett and Leonard Capizzi
Arranged by Bob Phillips
Vocal: Jeff Belfiglio

by Rod Temperton
Arranged by Robert Longfield and Cynthia Morrow

by Richard Meyer


Conductor: Cynthia Morrow

First Violin: Brian Kenney (Concertmaster), Josephine Chia, Susan Hanzelka, Tina Lowe (Guest Artist), Chris Seeman

Second Violin: Phil Groening, Barbara Banfield, Susan Debnekov, Heidi Hoelting, Holly Martin, Lindy Sylvester

Viola: Genta Hoxha Mullett, Jeff Belfiglio, Sarah Chappelle, Wyatt Sylvester

Cello: Clyde Wilson, Arne Bergstrom, Jane Green Hayes, Kathy Pryde, Jing Jing Tsong

String/Electric Bass: Scott Swanberg

Percussion: Steve Buff, Mark Cassidy, Patricia Friedman

Keyboard: Linda McClean


Daunne Zinger ("Luigi" Dance Instructor and Choreographer)
Carol Bingman
Annie Zeller Horton
Sue Jobst (Dance Captain)
Deon Kane
Jody Levit
Gail Liston
Rasa Matas
Julie Nowak
Beth Quigley
Lori Simmons
Katie Stewart


Ken Libby