New members are always welcome, and a single session is just £5 (£3 for under 18s). As well as a good standard of technical ability, ensemble experience and good sight reading are the most important criteria.
For more information about how to join the orchestra, please get in contact.
Please send apologies in advance if you are unable to attend a rehearsal, using the apologies form on this page. If you are not available for a concert please make it known as early as possible.
You need to attend at least one of the last two rehearsals prior to a concert – the rehearsal on the concert day being compulsory.
Men: Black trousers and shirt (ties provided).
Women: Black trousers or long black skirt and long sleeved black blouse.
HERO members can log in to the portal to access backing tracks, notices, and other items.
We have monthly rehearsals, which are usually 14:00 to 17:30 on the second Sunday of every month except August. However, there are exceptions when we have concerts or other events.
Unable to make a rehearsal or a concert? Let us know with enough notice of when you’re going to be unavailable, for us to plan what we’re going to be playing.