The Mason Orchestral society serves the greater Lansing/Mid-Michigan area by providing opportunities for local musicians to further hone their music skills, and providing quality music performances to the public. The society is made up of three different orchestras, the Mason Symphony, the Mason Philharmonic and the Mason Chamber Orchestra.
Learn more about the organization's history and our excellent conductors!
For advanced and intermediate players, the Mason Symphony is a full orchestra performing 4-5 concerts throughout the season. Repertoire can be challenging, although we do not wish to discourage interested players from sitting in on a trial rehearsal. Members of the Symphony will occasionally play smaller chamber ensemble pieces.
The Mason Philharmonic is designed for developing performers of all ages interested in playing in a non-competitive, friendly atmosphere. Musicians have the opportunity to play in an ensemble, learn orchestral key signatures, make new friends and perform for the public. If you have only been playing for a few years, or have not played as an adult for some time, the Mason Philharmonic is a great place to refresh and/or improve your musical skills.Interested in joining us?
If you play an instrument, this is your chance to play with an orchestra. All instruments are needed for the Mason Philharmonic, and strings & percussion are needed for the Mason Symphony.
An annual membership fee of $75 helps to support our organization, including orchestra conductors and concert venue fees. If more than one member of a family participates, the family membership fee is $100.
The Philharmonic typically rehearses from 6:30-8:00pm on Mondays, and will open up for sign-ups in late summer for the 2023-2024 season. We are planning to meet in person while keeping all safe through social distancing.
The Symphony typically rehearses on Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm. To express interest in joining our Symphony orchestra, please fill out our Symphony Orchestra Inquiry form.We recently completed our 2022-2023 season, and will not fully ramp up until the fall.
Mason Orchestral Society is a registered 501c3 nonprofit organization. Individuals and groups wishing to support and promote this community project may do so through their financial contributions and/or through their donations of time, talent, instruments, and use of facilities for performances.
For more information, please go to our supporters page.
Our online donation via paypal is fast and easy!
Members can also pay dues online using this method (select 'Membership Dues' in the dropdown).
Donations can be mailed to: Mason Orchestral Society, P.O. Box 473, Mason, MI 48854-0473
What better way to support a community orchestra than by attending their concerts and enjoying some great music?! There is a suggested donation of $10, and we typically have a box at the same table where you pick up programs.
Join us through Kroger community Rewards! Just register online at krogercommunityrewards.com with your Kroger Plus card handy, and the Mason Orchestra NPO number of 97583.