We believe the arts express the essence of what it means to be fully human. The Lancaster Festival celebrates the artistic creativity of all cultures, serving as the foundation of year-round community efforts to nurture participation in the arts.
• Promote the artistic growth and outreach of the Lancaster Festival Orchestra as the cornerstone of classical music programming.
• Maintain the highest quality in all aspects of the Festival, while encouraging experimentation and adventure.
• Support and offer visibility for community artists.
• Be all-inclusive in our appeal to the community.
• Be an advocate of arts education for all children.
• Nurture the sense of family, community and homecoming in the Festival.
• Create a dynamic organization that will sustain and grow the Festival into the future.
• Stimulate economic development in the community.
• Make the Lancaster Festival a nationally visible signature of the community.
Adopted by the Lancaster Festival Board of Directors on April 20, 1999.