phone 207-232-5327
Welcome to the Portland Community Orchestra

immerse yourself in an ensemble tailored to improve your performing and technical skills

icon 2024-25 SEASON

The Portland Community Orchestra recently wrapped up the 2023-24 season, and is spending Tuesdays this summer playing  some all time favorites. Stop by any time and enjoy the music. The 2024-25 season looks to be an exciting one with more talented student solosits, more explorations of a wide range of classical music, and our first ever Portland Community Orchestra Composer Opportunity, which aims to foster musical creativity by providing aspiring young composers a platform for sharing their original works. We hope you can join us for next season's musical adventures! For more information about PCO's 2024-25 season, see our Performance Schedule.


PCO rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (580 Forest Ave, Portland, Maine). During the summer we sometimes go outdoors to play at either Fort Allen Park (Eastern Promenade), Evergreen Cemetery, or Payson Park. A series of eight intensive rehearsals prepares each of our  concert performances. Please check out the PCO Member Handbook for information on musician expectations, sheet music, attendance, performance etiquette and membership dues.


Members of PCO come from all walks of life and a wide variety of musical backgrounds. It provides a unique musical experience to those who are interested and ready for the challenges of playing great music with other musicians. Please spend a few moments meeting the people who make the PCO what it is.


Members of the PCO playing at the 2022 Yarmouth Clam Festival
PCO at the Yarmouth Clam Festival

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Trinity Episcopal
                Church, 580 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

Rehearsals take place Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church or various locations around Portland

PCO rehearsals take place Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Avenue, Portland, or at various locations outdoors around the Portland area (Fort Allen Park, Evergreen Cemetery, Payson Park, Bug Light Park/South Portland). To audition, volunteer, donate, or just find out more about the PCO, please contact us at:

icon 1 Portland Community Orchestra
         389 Cousins St, Yarmouth, ME 04096

icon 2 207-232-5327

icon 3Send us an email

Concert tickets: $10
College students tickets: $5
Grade school students and younger - FREE

PCO Mission Statement
The Portland Community Orchestra (PCO) offers amateur musicians an opportunity for mutual growth and understanding through the experience of musical performance in a supportive and collaborative setting.

As a non-profit organization, the Portland Community Orchestra makes its financials readily available to the public. If you have any questions, please call the PCO at 207-232-5327.

Form 990-EZ 2017
Form 990-EZ 2018
Form 990-N 2019
Form 990-N 2020
Form 990-N 2021
Form 990-N 2022
Form 990-N 2023

PCO Financial Report 2017
PCO FInancial Report 2018
PCO Financial Report 2019
PCO Financial Report 2020
PCO Financial Report 2021
PCO Financial Report 2022
PCO Financial Report 2023

I love your wide-ranging, interesting and very playable selections and arrangements. Please keep doing what you're doing!