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Sanford’s Hometown Orchestra

Lee County Community Orchestra is Sanford's hometown orchestra, bringing together volunteer musicians of different ages and musical backgrounds to perform FREE concerts of classical
and popular music for Sanford, North Carolina, and the surrounding area. 
Thank you!

 Thanks to everyone who supported LCCO through the ’23-24 season, our 36th season of free performances for the community.

The orchestra is on summer break and will resume rehearsals in August.

New Musicians Welcome

LCCO is always looking for new musicians interested in playing with the orchestra. 

Our members range in age from high school students to senior citizens. Learn more about playing with Sanford's hometown orchestra. 

Why Is Community Orchestra Important? 

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Music For All

LCCO concerts are FREE and open to the public. Our concerts are a great place to hear wonderful music in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Most of the orchestra's 

performances are held at The Mann Center in Sanford.

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Music Made Locally

The orchestra gives residents a way to enjoy the arts locally and creates an opportunity for local musicians to perform in an ensemble.


Musicians of all ages perform and contribute to the success of the orchestra. 

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Music Adds Value

The orchestra is more than just entertainment. It provides an important cultural amenity for our city.  

Maintaining a performing orchestra speaks to the qualities and talents of the people in our community.

Help Keep the Music Playing!

Join the Lee County Community Orchestra Association and help the orchestra continue performing music that entertains, educates, and inspires. All donations are tax deductible. Learn more.

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“What a great group you are and what a wonderful afternoon it was to sit back, relax and listen to the music that sounded more like a professional orchestra. How lucky we folks here in Sanford are to have you.”

Joan & David Axner 
“The orchestra provides musicians young and old a place to play, make friends, and enjoy being a part of the full sound of an ensemble.

Karen Huey, Violin
Photography by Kyra Rodriguez. Concert videography by Greg Lewis.
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