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Education & Outreach

The 34th Annual Drayton Family Education Concerts took place at the Civic Auditorium on Wednesday, October 12, 2022. Concert times were 9:30 AM, 11:10 AM and 12:45 PM.  LCSO Music Director Dr. Carolyn Watson conducted this concert. These concerts provide music education to over 5,300 students and educators from La Porte, Lake, Porter and Starke Counties.

We were fortunate to have Megan Sullivan, Band Director of Kesling Intermediate School, to again serve as the creator of our Education Guides.

The LCSO thanks the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte, Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation, The Barker Welfare Foundation, Unity Foundation of La Porte County, /teachers Credit Union Foundation, David and Dr. Linda Sirugo and Kappa Kappa Kappa of Westville for their support of these concerts.   Because of their sponsorship, the LCSO was able to charge only $1.00 per student to attend.

We would also like to thank Michael Drayton and the staff of Drayton, Biege, Sirugo & Elliott, LLP, for their incredible service of contacting schools, collating education guides, taking reservations and handling all the seating for our annual Children’s Concerts.  For 34 years, these wonderful people have been giving of their time and talent to enable the success of these concerts!

The excellence of LCSO’s educational outreach is significant for the area and these concerts have been recognized as one of the most successful concerts in the nation by the American String Teachers Association and the National School Orchestra Association.