The Moore Philharmonic Orchestra began in the fall of 2005 when a small group of musicians began rehearsals at Southern Middle School and gave a Winter Performance at Pinecrest High School. This small group has continued to grow and includes a rotating roster of 50-65 members of students and adults. Since starting, the MPO has created a relationship with Sandhills Community College in Southern Pines and is now able to offer college credit to students 16 or older. The MPO has also created relations with Festival of the Trees and Pinehurst Resorts as well as other community groups.
Membership in the Moore Philharmonic is open to talented students as well as community members . There is no fee to join and there is no formal audition process. Seating in the group is determined by members of the Board. Anyone interested in joining should email us through the contact page. All of the concerts presented by the MPO are free and reflect a wide variety of music styles that strive to challenge the skills of the members. Past performances have included music by Bach, Beethoven and Bernstein as well of traditional Christmas selections for the winter concert. The MPO also sponsors a scholarship program funded through donations from the community.
Mission Statement
The goal of MPO is to provide opportunities to students and community members to perform with a full symphony orchestra for free. We guide students on their musical journeys as they perform challenging music and learn to become better musicians outside of public school programs. 
MPO membership is open to talented students as well as community members. There is no fee to join, and there is no formal audition process. Sandhills Community College students can enroll in MPO as an elective and receive 1 credit hour per semester!
MPO is just the place for you if you have a joy of playing music, whether you are a seasoned musician or someone who has not played in a while. We welcome all ages and offer scholarships to student members of the orchestra.