Join the LYCO

The LYCO welcomes musicians of all skill levels. Some of our members joined after only a few weeks’ experience; others have been playing for decades.

Piccolo Strings

Almost any violin, viola, cello or double bass player may join the LYCO’s introductory string orchestra. If you can play a D major and G major scale, and read music in those keys, you can play with the Piccolo Strings.

Intermezzo Strings

The music for this intermediate string orchestra may range from E♭ to A major and C to F♯ minor (3 flats to 3 sharps). You should be able to play in these keys up to third position (violins and violas) or fourth position (cellos).

Launceston Symphony Orchestra

As the name implies, this orchestra contains strings, woodwind, brass and percussion. The music may be in almost any key, and use most of the playable range of each instrument.

For examples of what each orchestra plays, listen to recent concerts in the Galleries.


For rehearsal dates and times, see the Rehearsals page. A reasonable commitment to attendance is expected for the health of the orchestra.

Application Form
You may download the application form below. Return your completed form to the LYCO secretary. New players are welcome to try playing with us for three weeks before paying the admission fee.

LYCO 2017 Application Form (PDF)


Please do not pay any fees until you have given the secretary your application form and received an invoice from the treasurer.

Orchestra Fee
Piccolo Strings $155
Intermezzo Strings $155
Launceston Symphony Orchestra $225
Piccolo + LSO $279
Intermezzo + LSO $279

The LYCO offers family and concession rates. For these purposes family members are spouse, parent/guardian and dependent children up to year 12 (aged under 18 at start of year), or unaccompanied siblings in this age group. Concession rates apply for holders of current Health Care, Seniors/Pension or equivalent cards. Contact the Treasurer for details.