Now in its' 38th season the Laredo Phil is dedicated to Engaging, Enriching, Entertaining and Educating the local community through music. Housed jointly at Texas A&M International University and Laredo Community College the Phil has been under the directorship of Brendan Townsend since 2003. The Laredo Phil was the recipient of the 2007 and 2014 ASCAP Award for Innovative Programming. To learn more about the orchestras' repertoire choices click here.

Mission Statement

“The Laredo Philharmonic Orchestra is organized and operated exclusively for educational and cultural enrichment purposes by: Sponsoring and administering an orchestra of the highest artistic standard; Offering a full range of concerts and performances of the highest artistic excellence; Working with educational institutions, arts organization as well as private and public entities to enhance and strengthen the understanding and appreciation of all genres of music including master works of classical, contemporary and international music; Sponsoring or providing musical educational activities, programs and opportunities for the children and youth of the community; Encouraging the general cultural development of the community and region that it serves.”