The mission of the National Philharmonic is to be the dynamic organization of choice providing the highest quality orchestral, choral and other musical experiences to enrich and inspire the lives of people in Montgomery County, the Washington, DC metropolitan area and beyond through concerts and educational programs for all ages.

The Philharmonic serves the residents of Montgomery County and the entire Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. The primary goal of the organization is to provide audiences with high quality, professional performances at a convenient location and an affordable price. The National Philharmonic also aims to appeal to the diverse cultural backgrounds of the community through its musical performances and education programs.

In carrying out its goal to make classical music and concert going a part of daily life for young people, the Philharmonic actively pursues opportunities to reach a broader community. Programs such as the ALL KIDS, ALL FREE, ALL THE TIME and the Philharmonic’s Student Concerts in partnership with the Music Center at Strathmore and Montgomery County Public Schools help the National Philharmonic achieve its goal of allowing all children the opportunity to attend an orchestra concert.