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

Concert News

The Winter Concert at Victoria Halla was a huge success and played to a full house. We played a new piece of music called The Lewis Chess Suite which was writeen by Julian Ward - one of our flute players and arranged for orchestra by Lorna McLaren. St Michaels Church Choir joined us as did Pippa Reid Foster playing the harp.

LoCCO is very grateful to the SCOPS Art Trust ( for their generous grant towards the costs of preparing for such an exciting concert. 

Committee Members

  • Anne Evans - Chairperson
  • Sophie Morris - Treasurer
  • Janet Smith - Secretary
  • Anne-Marie Graepel - Librarian
  • Donna McCafferty - (Media Admin)