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Flower Mound Philharmonic and Preparatory Orchestras

As part of its mission to bring music enjoyment and education to all ages and elements of the community, the FMCO includes two educational orchestras. The Preparatory Orchestra (since 1997) and the Philharmonic Orchestra (formerly known as the Progressive Orchestra, since 2001) are unique in that their memberships include children, youth and adult amateur musicians. This creative environment allows multi-generational families to participate together in performing orchestras.

Because they are educational in nature and structure, the Flower Mound Preparatory and Philharmonic Orchestras provide a venue for beginner and intermediate musicians to develop and hone their skills while gaining opportunities to perform arrangements from the classical and popular orchestral repertoire.

The tiered structure of the Flower Mound Community Orchestras provides an environment where musicians can successfully advance "through the ranks" as they develop their skills. Our Preparatory Orchestra members regularly advance to our Philharmonic Orchestra, and many of our former Philharmonic Orchestra members now perform with our adult, professional level Symphony Orchestra!

The Preparatory and Philharmonic Orchestras require a modest fee for participation. Discounts are offered for siblings and families.

Preparatory Orchestra
The Flower Mound Preparatory Orchestra is designed for beginning orchestral musicians of all ages with two - four years experience on their instruments. Family participation is encouraged. This orchestra rehearses from 7:00 to 8:45 Tuesday evenings at Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church. The Prep Orchestra is a perfect environment for adult beginning musicians to fulfill a cherished dream, as well as a place for younger beginners to supplement their public, private or home school music experience. The Prep Orchestra accepts strings, winds, brass and percussion.

Philharmonic Orchestra
The Flower Mound Philharmonic Orchestra provides the opportunity for intermediate musicians of all ages to experience a more challenging repertoire. This group also rehearses on Tuesdays at Trietsch United Methodist Church from 7:00 to 8:45. The Philharmonic Orchestra is structured for advancing students with five - eight or more years of experience on their instruments who want to supplement their participation in school programs, as well as for adults with a desire to refresh past playing experience or to move beyond the beginner level of ability. Family participation is encouraged. As with the Prep Orchestra, strings, winds, brass and percussion are welcomed into the group.

The Preparatory and Philharmonic Orchestras perform for community events. For more information about either the Philharmonic or the Preparatory Orchestra, please contact the Orchestra.

If you would like to receive information about concerts please contact the Orchestra and ask to be placed on our mailing list.

Anyone desiring to play with the Preparatory or Philharmonic Orchestra should watch our web site for audition announcements, or contact the Music Director to set an audition date.

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