As an amateur orchestra, our members range from professional music teachers to adults returning to their instruments, to school students - in no particular order of experience or musicianship.
New players are welcome to come along and see how they like rehearsals before committing to membership for a term or, hopefully, longer. Please contact us to express interest in joining. String and lower brass players are welcome to turn up ready to play. Expressions of interest in woodwind vacancies are followed up as places become available, so do get in touch.
The orchestra relies mainly on member subs and local grants to fund costs such as music and venue hire. Subs are £30 per term.
The orchestra operates best when rehearsals are well-attendend, but if regular attendance is difficult, get in touch to discuss what level of commitment you can offer. On the day of a concert we have a rehearsal during the afternoon with a full run through of the programme.