Flower Mound Community Orchestra was established in 1994 to provide area residents a vehicle for the performance and enjoyment of classical music.
Our mission is threefold:
1) Promote classical music and cultural awareness in the Town of Flower Mound and the surrounding community through presentation of musical programs for the benefit of the community
2) Provide an opportunity for area musicians to perform and develop their skills in a volunteer organization.
3) Encourage and instruct musicians of all ages in the art of orchestral music through participation in various ensembles created by and sponsored by the FMCO.
The FMCO is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and is supported via grants and donations from the Town of Flower Mound, local businesses and individuals.
There are two ensembles for musicians of all ages and varying levels of proficiency – Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra and Flower Mound Philharmonic.
The orchestras consist of musicians from Flower Mound, Highland Village, Lewisville, and other Dallas/Fort Worth area communities. These musicians volunteer their time and considerable talents for the benefit of cultural awareness in the community and for their own enjoyment of playing in an ensemble. The orchestra may also supplement its make-up with paid professional musicians, as necessary. Membership in the orchestras is accomplished through audition and fees may apply to the Phil due to the instructional nature of this group.
The ensembles performance literature is comprised of music of multiple genres in a classical setting, including pop, jazz, classical, choral and ballet.
Dr. Paul Gregory Bonneau
September 13, 1962-March 31, 2013
Dr. Paul Bonneau was the founder of the Flower Mound Community Orchestra. He acted as the Music Director for the Flower Mound Symphony Orchestra from 1996 to 2013. With Bachelor, Master, and Doctor of Music degrees in composition from the University of North Texas, he enjoyed a career conducting, composing, and teaching. He began conducting in the late 1980’s with the production of his original works for concert hall and modern dance.
Dr. Bonneau supervised the FMCO’s growth to include the Symphony Orchestra and the founding of its two educational orchestras: the Preparatory Orchestra (founded in 1997) and the Progressive Orchestra (founded in 2001).
Dr. Bonneau’s compositions include works for film, television, dance, orchestra and all manner of acoustic ensembles and solos. They have been performed throughout eastern and central Europe, England, Canada, and the United States, including Carnegie Hall and the Juilliard School.
Dr. Bonneau was the founder and Music Director for the Chancel Orchestra of Trietsch Memorial United Methodist Church in Flower Mound from 1999-2010. His orchestral arrangements of hymns and anthems are still performed weekly by the Chancel Choir.
In addition to teaching private piano lessons, Dr. Bonneau held teaching positions at North Lake College, Richland College, The University of North Texas, and Tarleton State University. He taught courses in Music Composition, Orchestration, Instrumentation, Music Theory, Musicianship, Music Appreciation and String Orchestra.
Dr. Bonneau enjoyed reading, visiting with friends, practicing yoga and rock climbing. He was a talented director and composer, an incredible musician, a colleague and a friend to the members and board of the FMCO. He was the soul and creative energy behind FMCO, and he is dearly missed.
Board of Directors
David Elias, President
Eric Edwards, Vice President
Jim Hatcher, Treasurer
Leandra Edwards, Secretary
Members at Large
Barbara Ann D’Angelo