THE ORCHESTRA The Tri-State Community Orchestra (TCO) was founded in 1995 by a group of wiregrass area musicians to provide the opportunity to play, learn, and help educate others about the joy of orchestral music. During each concert season we enjoy entertaining the community with several main concerts and other outreaches.
The TCO has grown to a membership of over 55 string, brass, wind, and percussion players. Southeast Alabama, Southwestern Georgia and the Florida Panhandle are the areas from which we draw our members. Ages vary from High School students to retirees. Musical abilities range from the novice instrumentalist to the professional musician. Many of our members are former high school musicians who are living proof that it is never too late to pick up that old instrument, or buy a new one, and start playing again. Orchestra members volunteer their time to rehearse, perform, and share their common love of music. Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Dothan Cultural Arts Center (CAC), on 909 South Saint Andrews Street, Dothan, Al 36301. Click link for a map to the CAC.
The Wiregrass Youth Symphony Orchestra (WYSO) was started in 2004 to give Wiregrass area youth the opportunity to learn how to play string instruments in a group setting, and play with other student age musicians. Orchestras are important parts of communities every where. Click here to browse informative videos about orchestras, produced by the League of American Orchestras.
MISSION STATEMENT: "Recognizing the important role that the study of music plays in the development of life skills; it is the mission of the Tri-State Community Orchestra to enrich and educate the Tri-State community by providing both audiences and performers with quality, musical experiences; and to partner with community groups to instill and enhance civic pride through cultural awareness."