Response to Covid-19

Covid-19 has drastically changed the way our music classroom looks. Due to the nature of e-learning, we are unable to follow through with our regularly scheduled concert series.  We miss making music together, but most of all, we miss seeing our students.  


The financial strain caused by Covid-19 has impacted our annual budget greatly.  Approximately 50% of our annual budget has been lost. We are still striving to provide our students with excellent music education now and in the future.  

We are asking for your support!  Any amount of money, no matter how large or small, goes directly back to our students.  From scholarships for lesson to purchasing instruments to be used at home, and even new technology to improve e-learning in the future, BOP strives to create excellent and equitable music education for all students at Lincoln Park High School.



LPHS Band & Orchestra Parents know that quality music education is an essential part of our school's community, but we can't do it alone. In 2000, a devoted group of parents realized that by working together we could help create and foster a program that would make Lincoln Park High School the top Band and Orchestra in CPS, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch LPHS BOP.



BOP is YOU!  And everything BOP does directly impacts the 500 students we see every single day!

Every dollar BOP raises goes directly back to our Band and Orchestra students!  Purchasing new instruments, books, bows, mouthpieces, mallets, and music are just a few of things that BOP helps provide our program so we can be the best Band and Orchestra in Chicago Public Schools. 

Last year, BOP helped us buy some beautiful new chairs and stands for our students, some new top of the line bows for our orchestra, a brand new tenor sax and bass clarinet, some great literature for our library, brought in some guest clinicians from around the country, and much more!

This year, we are hoping to purchase some new cellos, alto saxes, a few new band and orchestra songs, some additional storage lockers to keep our instruments safe, and to send some of instruments in to be repaired so they can go back into our playable inventory!



Welcoming our Students


Reinforcing our Commitment


Creating Community


"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create."

– President Barack Obama


Upcoming Events

  • December Recital
    Time is TBD
    Facebook and Instagram
    Time is TBD
    Facebook and Instagram
    Join us for our December Recital! Featuring music from Faculty, Teaching Artists, Alumni, and Current Students!
  • BOP Spring Fundraiser Recital
    Tue, Apr 06
    Apr 06, 2021, 7:00 PM – May 31, 2021, 11:00 PM
    Check out our Spring Flower Power Fundraiser! Visit us here:
  • December BOP Meeting
    Wed, Dec 02
    Dec 02, 2020, 6:00 PM
    Join us for our monthly BOP meeting!
  • November BOP Meeting
    Mon, Nov 02
    Nov 02, 2020, 6:00 PM
    Join us for our Monthly BOP meeting
  • Fall Flower Fundraiser
    Sun, Nov 01
    Nov 01, 2020, 7:00 PM – Dec 31, 2020, 11:00 PM
    Every flower sold gets a student SmartMusic for the entire school year.
  • BOP Fall Fundraiser Recital
    Thu, Oct 29
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    Oct 29, 2020, 6:00 PM
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    Join LPHS Teachers, Alumni, and Students in an online concert event!


2001 N Orchard Street
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