Rehearsals are most Tuesdays from
6:30-9:00 p.m. in the practice hall of the
Lee County High School Fine Arts Building
1708 Nash Street, Sanford, NC 27330
Update November 2020
Although LCCO could not resume regular rehearsals due to Covid restrictions (and all concerts cancelled) string players kept their skills sharp!  Thanks to Sanford Contractors owner Donnie Oldham,  seven practice sessions on Tuesday evenings in October and November took place in the training room of the business at 628 Rocky Fork Church Road.    Musicians in the violin, viola, cello and bass sections wore masks and stayed socially distanced as they rehearsed under the direction of volunteer director Jessica Simmons.   From their efforts came a recording of Christmas carols used as background music for CCCC’s Santa drive-in celebration.
The LCCO is a volunteer ensemble including a full complement  of orchestral woodwinds, brass, percussion, and strings.  While the majority of the repertoire involves full orchestral forces, some repertoire may be for chamber combinations where auxiliary instruments (such as piccolo, English horn, and bass clarinet) and doublings (often used for non-principal parts) may not be employed.   Most members, however, can anticipate participating in all concerts throughout the season.
If you would like to play with LCCO, please contact Reinette S. Stephenson,    All LCCO musicians are expected to attend all rehearsals, concerts, and dress rehearsals for the duration of the season.  (Dress rehearsals always occur on the Friday evening before a performance weekend.)  Music folders are distributed at the first rehearsal for each set of concerts and must be returned at the conclusion of the concert weekend.  LCCO will accept new members mid-season only if there is need.

Pre-college Student Policy


All LCCO musicians are expected to attend all rehearsals, concerts, and dress rehearsals.   Students must be aware that the majority of LCCO's repertoire is grade level 6+.  In order to participate in concerts, pre-college students cannot miss more than two rehearsals leading into each set of concerts and must return all music immediately at the end of each concert weekend.  Pre-college students will not be allowed to perform in a concert or may be excused from the rest of the season if they have missed more than two rehearsals (unless there are extenuating circumstances discussed with the music director) or have not returned music from a previous concert.  The music director reserves the right to audition new pre-college members.

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