UVCO, Upper Valley Community Orchestra, was formed in 2016 by Mr. John Streb. We are a not-for-profit organization and rely on donations from the public. As of 2016 we have 60 members with at least 25 alternates. We includes local High School members as well as established musicians in the group who in turn mentor the younger members to keep their love of music alive.

UVCO has performed two to three concerts a year since it was established, except for all of 2020 and the spring of 2021 which was during the COVID pandemic. We do July and December concerts when enough members are available to participate and plan on increasing the number of concerts as we become established in the community.

Check out our gallery to view pictures, and keep watching the homepage to find out when our next performances will be.

Our Conductor

Mr. Streb, John, has been doing musical pit orchestras for area High Schools and organizations for over 35 years and decided that Shelby County and the surrounding community needed an Orchestra. We have the Sidney Civic Band to entertain the community with wonderful music of the big band era and of marching bands through the years but we have not had an orchestra to entertain the community with classical music or the sounds of wonderful musicals and movies. It has been his dream to start such an organization.

John lives in Fletcher, Ohio with his wife Kathy.

Join The Orchestra

The Upper Valley Community Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra, and is always seeking new players who love to play. Contact info@uvcorchestra.com for more information.

The upper valley community orchestra in a rehearsal