Our Mission

REDEFINING POPS - CREATING NEW CLASSICS

The mission of the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra is to entertain and educate community audiences by providing high quality musical performances consisting of well-known but now infrequently performed works, or new musical works developed collaboratively with regional musicians.


Conductor Pete Nowlen

Pete Nowlen Conductor

  For over 20 years RCCLO Conductor and Musical          Director Pete Nowlen has served as the French horn      instructor on the faculties of both UC Davis and CSU  Sacramento.  

 Mr. Nowlen also is the director of the UC  Davis Concert  Band.  Mr. Nowlen is an active orchestral  and chamber  musician in Sacramento, the Bay Area, and  beyond.  He is also the Artistic Director (and driving  force) of the Vocal & Instrumental Teaching Artist (VITA)  Academy in Sacramento.  The Academy provides music  and music education to underserved communities and  school children while training emerging professional  musicians to be effective teaching artists.  

As the  conductor of both Camerata California, and the Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra, Mr. Nowlen brings his passion for making beautiful music full circle as he inspires adult musicians to develop their musical talents and performing skills.  Pete also serves as the Artistic Director of the San Francisco Lesbian/Gay Freedom Band and the Artistic Advisor of Music in the Mountains

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Interested in Joining us?

Come join us!  We welcome new and continuing members.  

We do not have a "formal" audition for players.   Invitations to join the orchestra as a member are based upon several factors, including musical ability, level of commitment, and openings that are available.  

For more information, visit the join us page.  




Rancho Cordova Civic Light Orchestra
1124 13th Ave., Sacramento, CA 95822

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