The Villages orchestra began Sept. 2007 as a small group of violin, viola, and cello players, all Villages residents, organized by Emilie Hickman, practicing for fun every week at Laurel Manor.  It has since grown into a 50 member full  orchestra practicing every week at Laurel Manor with Kerry Nichols as full time conductor. Some members have been playing for years. Others have dusted off their instruments after decades of pursuing careers and raising families.  If you have played a string instrument (violin, viola, cello, or string bass) now or in the past at an intermediate or higher level, please come and join us.  Wind and percussion member positions are filled at this time. You must reside in The Villages.



Emilie Hickman • (352) 259-6662 •
Kerry Nichols • (352) 391-5834 


Fall Concert • November 9, 2016