Symphonic Band performing onstage during a concert. Their conductor stands in front with her arms raised.

Lawrence Community Symphonic Band (Grades 7-12, non-auditioned)


Caitlynn Acy, teacher-conductor

Shattuck Hall 156, Lawrence Conservatory of Music


Rehearsals: Mondays, 7:00–8:30 p.m.

The Lawrence Community Symphonic Band is open to dedicated woodwind, brass, and percussion players in grades 7-12; no audition is required. Band members should have at least two years of experience on their instrument. The ensemble provides students the opportunity to prepare and perform challenging band literature and promotes the development of accountability, patience, confidence, artistry, and community. Symphonic Band rehearses weekly and performs in November and March of each year with the Community Music School's Wind Ensemble.

The Lawrence Community Symphonic Band is an appropriate first step for students who wish to play in the Lawrence Community Wind Ensemble, our auditioned, honors band. 

Students registered for Community Music School ensembles are also expected to participate in a curricular (during the school day, for credit) performing musical ensemble when available; Symphonic Band should not substitute for curricular music programs.


To receive registration information for the 2021-22 season, please click the button below and fill out our interest form.

Interest Form

Tuition assistance is available to families who demonstrate financial need.


Policies and Required Materials

Registration in an Community Music School program indicates your understanding and acceptance of our guidelines. In addition to our guidelines, please click through the subjects below to read about Symphonic Band-specific policies and required materials.

Electronics Policy
Cell phones, iPods, electronic readers, and other electronic devices are strictly prohibited during ensemble rehearsals and back stage during concerts. If a family emergency takes place during a rehearsal or concert, please contact the ensemble manager.
Band Materials
  • Students will be given a folder with music that must be brought to every rehearsal. Students should also bring a pencil with them to rehearsal.
  • All folders and music are the property of the Lawrence Community Music School and should be returned at the end of each semester or when the student leaves the ensemble.
Concert Attire
  • Students should wear all black or black bottoms and a white shirt; no jeans, tennis shoes, or excessive jewelry.
  • If a student wishes to wear a tie, they must wear it with a collared white long-sleeved shirt. Students may also wear suits or black sport coats.
  • If a student wishes to wear a skirt or dress, it should be knee-length or longer when seated and non-patterned.