In keeping with Covid-19 developments, Lee County Community Orchestra has decided to forego its traditional October and December concerts.   The
plan, necessarily tentative under current circumstances,  is to begin rehearsals in January to prepare for concerts in March and May, essentially retaining the 2021 half of the 2020-2021 season!    A formal announcement about LCCO’s newly hired music director will be forthcoming closer to the first of the year—probably  in December.
Although LCCO cannot resume regular rehearsals yet due to Covid restrictions, string players will soon be able to re-sharpen their skills!    Thanks to Sanford Contractors owner Donnie Oldham,  practice sessions on Tuesday evenings in October and November will take place in the training room of the business at 628 Rocky Fork Church Road.    Musicians in the violin, viola, cello and bass sections will wear masks and be socially distanced as they rehearse under the direction of volunteer director pro tem Jessica Simmons.     The first session is scheduled for October 6, 6:30-8:30 pm.  If you have questions, contact Karen Huey ( or Reinette Stephenson ( 

Congratulations to Gloria Steslicke, the recipient of our LCCO Music Merit Award! She has been a member of the LCCO flute section for the past two years. Gloria will be graduating from North Moore High School and will be attending UNCG as a music education major with a concentration in flute. She has been a member of the North Moore High School Marching Band and was a featured soloist. She is the daughter of Joe and Wendy Steslicke of Bear Creek and a flute student of LCCO principal flutist, Jessica Simmons of Sanford. The LCCO wishes her a very bright future.

Now in its thirty-second season in the heart of North Carolina, the Lee County Community Orchestra brings together some forty volunteer musicians of mixed ages and musical backgrounds. Members range in age from high school students to senior citizens, all focused on preparing and presenting free concerts for the community, which includes Sanford, Lee County, and the surrounding area. Some bring professional music experience to the mix and others offer the satisfaction of a hobby pursued, but all contribute their desire to learn to play well in an ensemble.


Whether you're interested in playing with the orchestra or in supporting the orchestra financially, please contact me,


I welcome your inquiries!

Reinette S. Stephenson

President, LCCO

Photo Credit: Camp Price

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