Lancaster Community Orchestra
The Lancaster Community Orchestra was formed in late 2002 after its founder, Roger Davis, discovered that their was a need for an organization for the beginning to advanced level players. Starting in the Spring of 2003 auditions were held and we had 6 people audition. By April we had 34 players and played at the Annual Lancaster Poppy Festival. Our group was with the Lancaster Parks and Recreation Department.
In May of 2006 the orchestra applied for and received our 501C(3) tax exempt status with the IRS and the State of California and were recognized as a charitable organization. We also became a tax exempt Corporation.
Goals and Objectives
Purpose: To provide a learning and playing venue for the beginning to advanced level players. Age groups are from 9 to 99.
Other opportunities exist here in the valley but they are for the very advanced to professional level players. It was felt that the beginning, intermediate and advanced players did not have the opportunity to learn and play their instruments in an orchestral setting
Goal: To provide an opportunity for community members to be a part of an orchestra and to learn about the music and its history as well as performance techniques. Music is from classical to Pop as well as show tunes.
Additionally, we would like to encourage local businesses to become financial partners. Our expenses are for our conductor, the purchase of music, rental of a practice facility and liability insurance.
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