The mission of the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is to promote orchestral music in the Yampa Valley by providing professional quality performances and educational experiences for community musicians of all ages.

Founded in 1991, the orchestra has grown from a volunteer ensemble to an orchestra comprised of professional musicians from the area and beyond. Throughout the year, the organization engages the community with educational activities and immersion weekends.

Musicians from the orchestra also perform as small ensembles in the community and surrounding areas.