The ethos of the orchestra is to make music accessible to anyone and everyone. We do not hold auditions and there is no minimum music exam requirement. To keep costs to members as low as possible we hold fund raising events and try to secure funding from a range of sources. We are able to use the services of a professional conductor and sectional music tutors. The orchestra is run by a committee of volunteers and we are always looking for helpers! 


Our membership fees are adults, £60 per term, juniors, £25 per term. There are reductions for larger family groups with 2 or more children.


Parents play an important role in supporting the Orchestra. They are welcome to play with us and stay with their chidren during rehearsals. They can have a say in how the Orchestra is run by being on the Committee, and can help  with refreshments at the Saturday rehearsals and at concerts.

LoCCO Safeguarding Policy

LoCCO generally comprises members who are independent adults but we also welcome children to play and rehearse with us. We recognise the need to safeguard any young and vulnerable members of our community and the Committee has therefore adopted a Safeguarding Policy, a copy can be obtained by clicking here.

General Data Protection Regulation 2016  

Under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2016 which came into law in 2018, all organisations are required to have an open and transparent policy on what data is stored, why and how. LoCCO has a GDPR Policy which was adopted at the AGM in November 2018. A copy can be requested from the secretary or a hard copy can be seen at all rehearsals. 

GDPR policy 2019.pdf


The Winter Concert was a huge success and played to a full house

Committee Members

  • Anne Evans - Chairperson
  • Alistair Begg - Treasurer
  • Martin Faulkner - Secretary
  • Anne-Marie Graepel - Librarian
  • Donna McCafferty - (Media Admin)

Latest News

Our Spring concert was a great success, eceryone enjoyed playing in public again after the lockdown. we are enjoying a summer break just now but will start rehearsing again in Sptember 2022 

Our Winter concert, featuring a new piece written by one of our members will be at Victoria Halls Helensbugh Sat 26th November at 11am

About Our community

Although we rehearse in Helensburgh our members come from a wide area including Dumbarton, Balloch and Stirling and currently our age range stretches from 9 years to 85years! We welcome families and players of all abilities, just come along with your instrument and a music stand. We pride ourselves on the friendly nature of our rehearsals.