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S u n f l o w e r  R a g t i m e  O r c h e s t r a

Thanks to all Musicians (and audience!) for a great Summer 2023 Season! Already looking forward to more Ragtime in 2024!

(Rehearse and perform authentic period orchestrations of favorite, still-familiar tunes like Take Me Out to the Ball Game, Kansas City Blues, Hail, Hail, the Gang's All Here, and That College Rag with the)

Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra

(Openings as of May 10, 2023: tuba and all strings.)

There are two sessions with three rehearsals and one concert each session. All rehearsals and concerts are on Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00 pm. Participants may enroll for one or both sessions; see below for enrollment information. 

(Session 1: Rehearsals June 8, 15, and 22, 7:00-9:00 pm 
Performance June 29, 7:00 pm -- "Batter Up!"

Session 2: Rehearsals July 6, 13, and 20, 7:00-9:00 pm
Performance July 27, 7:00 pm -- "College Days")

Both performances will be at Mahaffie Farmstead,
1200 E. Kansas City Road, Olathe KS

Click here to visit Mahaffie Farmstead's Web Site

Here's a video of the SRO performing Scott Joplin's

"The Entertainer":




For the latest SRO news and activities, visit ouFacebook Page !

The Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra is enrolling community musicians now for its

Summer 2023 season!

Rehearse and perform popular orchestral music of the early 1900s with other adult amateur musicians! Openings for  tuba and all strings. 


The group rehearses from 7 to 9 pm Thursday evenings in June and July at:

Metropolitan Conservatory Recital

Center, 11806 Quivira, Overland Park, KS 


Two fun sessions, each concluding with a performance at Mahaffie Farmstead, 1200 E. Kansas City Rd., Olathe KS

$50 for either session or $90 for both


Payment may be made with a credit card via PayPal, or by check (see Payment Options).

For more information and to reserve your chair in the orchestra, contact Steven Smith, conductor, at: or at  913-909-3024

Payment Options

PayPal: Click on the PayPal button below,


~ OR ~


Mail a check, payable to Steven Smith,

to the following address:


1454 W. Prairie Terrace

 Olathe, KS 66061


Specify on the check:

Session 1: June -- $50

Session 2: July -- $50

Both Sessions -- $90

Pay via check, or pay online with a credit card via PayPal

Both Sessions         $90

Session 1               $50

Session 2               $50

Choose your session below and click on the "Session Pay Now" button. You will be directed to the PayPal payment screen.

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