The Tar River Orchestra is committed to the support of music education in Nash/Edgecombe counties. We sponsor two educational groups for children. These are the Tar River Children’s Chorus and the Tar River Youth Strings. We also perform an annual educational concert for students of the Nash-Rocky Mount School System as well as sponsor a yearly young artist competition. Recently, the Positive Power Percussion program was added, teaching bucket drumming to area elementary school students.