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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

Summer Time is Rag Time! Join us to play popular Old-Time orchestral music with other adult amateur musicians this June and July!

Rehearse and perform authentic period orchestrations of favorite, still-familiar tunes like Hello Ma Baby, Glow Worm, Sailing, and

Hands Across the Sea with the

Sunflower Ragtime Orchestra

Openings as of May 21, 2024: 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 May 30, June 6 and 13, 7:00-9:00 pm 
Performance June 20, 7:00 pm -- "The Gilded Age"

Session 2: Rehearsals June 27, July 11 and 18, 7:00-9:00 pm
Performance July 25, 7:00 pm -- "Rags Ahoy!"

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 2024 season!

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


The group rehearses from 7 to 9 pm Thursday evenings from May 30 to July 18:

Grace United Methodist Church, 11485 S. Ridgeview, Olathe 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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