Concerts, workshops and other events are arranged at local venues and the orchestra rehearses between September and May. Rehearsals take place weekly at the Newent Centre, Ross Road, Saturdays, from 10.00 to 12.00 midday. The centre has excellent rehearsal facilities and ample parking.
There are no formal auditions, but there is an informal assessment period of up to four weeks for you and us to decide if membership is appropriate. Taking part at rehearsals is for all players, however, concert performances require meeting an appropriate playing standard.
We don't always have vacancies for particular instrumentalists, but please enquire if you would like to join or if you have a question about membership.
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Membership is £20.00 per annum, free for under 18s. NB, there are about 30 rehearsals a year, so full membership works out at less than 70p per rehearsal.
Friends of the Orchestra are non-playing members who can attend rehearsals and meetings. This is a great way for non-players to enjoy the social aspects of the orchestra, support orchestral activities and listen to some music. Annual cost is £5.
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