Meet a Musician: Ted Toulouse

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When he’s not playing trombone with the Lawrence Community Orchestra, Ted Toulouse works for the Veterans Administration in Human Resources. He also helps with the Lawrence City Band’s music library.


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.