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TCC Community Band/Orchestra

About the Program

The Tulsa Community College Community Band was founded in 1978 by Jerrold Lawless (1934-2016), a former music instructor and conductor. The Community Orchestra was established three years later (1981).  For nearly four decades, both the Community Band and Orchestra have delighted local audiences with performances that range from classical collections to Broadway selections, and much more.

Many of our band and orchestra members are current or retired music school instructors, and some have non-music careers. A few members can claim they have contributed to the development of the band and orchestra since the very early days of the program, and they are joined each season by equally-talented new members. 

Both Band and Orchestra rehearsals are held at TCC's Southeast Campus PACE (VanTrease Performing Arts Center for Education). Our Community Band and Orchestra offer different concert programs twice each year

They are open to the public, and also held at the PACE.

New Students

Students must be 16 years or older and have a proficiency on their instruments equal or higher than a high school level. Auditions may be required if demand exceeds spaces available. If you're a new student and is interested in joining our program, please call at 918-595-7200 to schedule an initial meeting with the instructor(s).


Scholarship Information:

Please contact us or at 918-595-7200 for questions or scholarship information.


Help Support the Program

In honor of founding conductor, Jerrold Lawless, a scholarship fund has been established for qualifying participants.  Financial sponsorships in any amount are welcome!  To donate, please follow this link: Make a Donation.  Or, you may send a check or money order to the address indicated below. Please indicate that your donation is for the Band and Orchestra scholarship fund. Your support of the Jerrold Lawless Scholarship Fund will be appreciated!

Tulsa Community College
Continuing Education and Workforce Development
3727 E Apache St, Suite 1102
Tulsa, OK 74115


Music Course(s):

  • TCC Community Band
  • TCC Community Orchestra
  • TCC Community Band and Orchestra (combo)