The CCO is a non-profit organization open to all music lovers, sponsored by the Colchester Parks & Recreation Department. Started in 2002 by conductor John Ringo and his wife Cheryl, we have members from towns all over Connecticut. With members ranging in age from 10 to 70, from students to professional music teachers, the CCO is a true community group!

The CCO is comprised of three groups, the orchestra, choir, and jazz band. We perform a wide variety of music, from classical pieces such as Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, to Pops pieces such as Harry Potter, present day show stopping hits from Phantom of the Opera, Big Band Jazz, and more.

If you are planning an event, booking the CCO as your musical entertainment will make it an affair to remember!

About Us


Our Holiday Concert is December 5th!
Click here to see our Concert Flyer

Our Holiday concert is scheduled for Saturday December 5th at 6:30pm, at the Colchester Federated Church, as part of the popular Holiday Homecoming event!  Rehearsals start Thursday October 29th.

We look forward to seeing you, as a participant or in the audience!

Come join us for another great year!


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Come Join Us!

We rehearse on Thursday evenings, at the William J. Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT.  Seats are open in all sections, no auditions required.  Come play with us!  Everyone is welcome.

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