LCO’s Mission Statement

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Our Mission

The Lawrence Community Orchestra provides a dynamic experience where people of diverse backgrounds celebrate and appreciate music together, encouraging pride in their community.

Values held important as we pursue our mission:

  • Provide performing opportunities for artistic growth and enjoyment for professionals and amateur musicians.
  • Provide extraordinary experiences by presenting quality music and inclusive programming. 
  • Create a vibrant organization that honors diversity in our audiences, artistic team, staff and board members.
  • Collaborate with community organizations (commercial, non-profit and public).
  • Uphold transparency in our stewardship.
  • Foster a fun environment.  

 Our Vision

           The Lawrence Community Orchestra will be a catalyst in elevating the artistic and cultural scene in Lawrence.   










Channel 6 News interview

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Channel 6 News interviews Co-Director, Rachel Dirks and Board President, Allan Hanson to talk about our renewed focus on Community. Full story here.