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www.abergavennysymph.org.uk

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www.abneyorchestra.org

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www.bathallcomersorchestra.org.uk

'BACO, the Bath based orchestra is open to all and provides an invaluable opportunity to gain or expand experience in orchestral playing in a relaxed environment.'

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bathgateconcertorchestra.org.uk

'Founded  in 1952. Today we have around 25 members, a happy mix of amateur and professional musicians. We play a wide variety of orchestral music to suit all tastes. We enjoy making music ... We are always happy to welcome new members. No audition is necessary but we do ask for commitment to practise and your regular attendance at rehearsals and concerts. Please bring your music stand and arrive in good time for a prompt start.'

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boobsandbrass.com

'Boobs & Brass was formed in May 2006 & is based in Northamptonshire, England ... All the people involved with “Boobs & Brass” love music and brass bands. Undoubtedly, the greatest single contribution that each player, conductor, soloist, arranger and supporter makes is that they do it all at their own personal expense, driven by one common aim – to raise money for researching a cure for breast cancer ...'

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thebordersorchestra.co.uk

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bwcb.org

The Community Band began in 2008: 'We have gone from strength to strength and we now number over 120 adults in 3 bands. We are keen amateur musicians aspiring to a high standard, but mainly do it for fun and to entertain others. We are led by experienced, professional teachers and musicians from Berkshire Maestros ... We have started a number of other projects, including an introductory wind band (Beaufort Band) and wind ensembles'.

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Also indexedBeaufort Band
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broadlandband.org

'Formed in the 1930s under the name “Blofield & District Silver Band”, the band has undergone several changes, moving to Strumpshaw, Freethorpe and then Cantley ... In September 2015 we made the exciting decision to become a concert/wind band and invite woodwind players to join for the first time. This has allowed for a range of new music, a larger band for concerts and engagements, and provides a progression route for those in the Training Band.'

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www.cdpo.org.uk

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www.cobweborchestra.org.uk

'A multi-award winning open-access community orchestra based in the North of England. We welcome players of all standards to our weekly meetings at eight venues between the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire, and to our programme of study days, residential courses and concerts throughout the region and as far afield as Italy and Hungary. We are a friendly and welcoming group that exists so that people can enjoy playing music together. It is open to anyone who wants to come along and join in, whether they have just started learning an instrument, have been playing for years, or haven't played for years ... The Cobweb Orchestra as well as off-shoot groups such as The Baroque Ensemble, The Cobweb Cabaret Ensemble and The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra often give an eclectic variety of performances at various venues throughout the North of England. These concerts are nearly always free although we do invite you to make a donation to The Cobweb Orchestra.'

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sites.google.com/site/cornwallconcertorchestra/

'We are a full-range orchestra for adults that wish to "return" to playing after some time away from their instrument, however short or long. Ideally, new players are not expected to be complete beginners or professional/concert standard. Our repertoire is predominantly classical, both traditional and contemporary, and we perform at indoor venues throughout the year.'

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darlington-orchestra.org.uk

'Community orchestra featuring local amateur musicians. We perform two regular concerts per year and occasionally participate in other events.'

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deeside-orchestra.co.uk

'The Deeside Orchestra started about 30 years ago and has gone from strength to strength ... New players are always welcome to come and join us.'

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dorsetsinfonia.co.uk

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www.elysinfonia.co.uk

'Founded in November 1999 by a group led by ADeC (Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire), with the aim of becoming a beacon of excellence as East Cambridgeshire’s own community orchestra. Since then it has become one of the region’s best respected orchestras. Today, Ely Sinfonia is made up of players of all ages and from a wide range of backgrounds, including school and college students, business professionals, retired people and local music teachers. Its repertoire ranges from mainstream works to the contemporary, including special commissions.'

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www.fyldesinfonia.org.uk

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grosvenororchestra.blogspot.co.uk

'We study, rehearse and perform all kinds of orchestral music in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Our conductor is an experienced performer and ensemble coach. We give occasional concerts, for which admission is normally free. At these events we support a nominated charity by inviting our listeners to make a donation. A guest speaker gives a brief talk to raise awareness of the charity’s activities. Membership is open to all ages, and there are no auditions, though a standard of at least Grade 5 ABRSM is recommended. (Numbers may be limited in some sections in order to maintain a good orchestral balance.)

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www.hastingssinfonia.com

'Group of local professional and talented amateur musicians that pride ourselves on being a friendly and welcoming orchestra .... We perform music that is popular and easy to listen to, often playing many shorter pieces. We include old classics, popular works, film music, opera highlights and new melodic works by living composers; our concerts are therefore ideal for people new to classical music as well as serious music lovers.'

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www.hcoweb.co.uk

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www.leatherheadorchestra.co.uk

'We cater mostly for adult players but welcome younger ones, including those with little or no orchestral experience. The music we play is from the standard classical repertoire ... There are no specific entry standards or auditions, however you will probably need to have played for a couple of years, be playing reasonably in tune and be able to practise at home. At the end of each term we play through the rehearsed programme in front of families and guests. This is followed by a supper to round off the evening. We make no charge for attending the concert.'

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www.locco.org.uk

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Also indexedHelensburgh Saturday Orchestra
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www.londonpeoplesorchestra.co.uk

'We wanted somewhere for local musicians to come and enjoy playing together, without the pressure and minimum standard often required by other amateur classical ensembles ... The main thing to say is that we are not high brow, we are inclusive and it's okay to make mistakes ... that's the way we learn. New players sometimes find themselves sitting with a novice on one side and a seasoned professional musician on the other. Everyone is friendly and encouraging and that's the way we like it.'

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www.ludloworchestra.org.uk

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www.lutonsymphony.co.uk

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www.midsomersetorchestra.co.uk

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www.misbourne-orchestra.org.uk

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www.multi-story.org.uk

'From car parks to schools and festivals, we create amazing live classical experiences performed by incredible musicians. We started back in 2011 when our partners Bold Tendancies welcomed us into their amazing disused car park space to perform Stravinsky's monumental Rite of Spring. We had such a great time (as did our audience!) that we've been going back ever since - performing every year as part of the Bold Tendencies summer season. We also tour the whole Orchestra around schools to play in school halls and playgrounds. And hundreds of school students come and perform with us as choirs and instrumentalists ...'

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Also indexedBold Tendancies
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www.newentorchestra.org

'Consists of amateur players from around the Three Choirs counties of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Membership encompasses a wide range of playing abilities and ages. This friendly orchestra is currently growing in terms of both membership and repertoire and presents highly successful and enjoyable concerts and events at local venues.'

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www.newportorchestra.co.uk

'An enthusiastic amateur orchestra with members of all ages. We strive to provide a balance between fun and informality whilst also embracing the desire to improve each individuals’ skills and talents and to be able to perform as a coherent and confident orchestra that all are proud to be a part of.'

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www.owco.org.uk

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www.palaceband.org.uk

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www.prudhoecommunityband.co.uk

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richorch.wordpress.com

'This community orchestra seeks to perform to a high standard, and gives three concerts a year ... Entry is open to all string players, but places for wind and brass players depend on the balance of forces available.'

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www.roadecommunityorchestra.com

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www.rustyplayersoundle.org.uk

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www.slo-skye.org.uk

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south-liverpool-orchestra.co.uk

'All orchestral instruments are welcome at South Liverpool Orchestra, especially strings, brass and bassoon. We are a very friendly amateur chamber orchestra playing standard baroque, classical, romantic & 20th century repertoire, to include overtures, suites and symphonies. We play something new each week, so it is a great way to experience regular unpressured sight-reading. There is also the opportunity to have a go at a concerto if you fancy it! South Liverpool Orchestra perform two short concerts a year, and they are usually followed by a buffet. The concerts are typically in December and May.'

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www.stjamesorchestra.org.uk

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synchordia.co.uk

'Synchordia was formed in 2009 by Nicholas Downs and a few players who had played in a number of groups over the years in the wake of a breakdown of local music groups and ensembles. Synchordia has grown in to a community group of musicians to include a community choir called Synchordia Singers and also a Saxophone Quartet. A group that started with less than 20 players has grown in to an ensemble of over 30 players and a choir of up to 20 singers. We have players aged 7 – 70+ so whatever your age or experience you will be welcomed in to the group.'

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www.telfordorchestra.org.uk

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www.thepeoplesorchestra.com

'One of the UK’s leading community orchestras, encompassing committed & talented amateur musicians, supported by professional musicians. We exist to inspire people to perform music, offering weekly rehearsals and a packed events calendar at a variety of venues across the Midlands. We ask that musicians play to a Grade 7 standard as a minimum. You don’t need certificates, but you must have good sight reading skills. With a varied repertoire of Film, TV, Games & Show music, light classical & popular pieces the public recognise our concerts are well attended and attract families, new and seasoned concert goers alike ...'

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www.wco.org.uk

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www.west-mendip-orchestra.org.uk

'Founded as Winscombe Orchestra in 1974 with 10 players, is now a full and thriving orchestra. We usually perform four programmes a year in Sidcot, Yatton and Clevedon. We are entirely self-funding, and also contribute to charitable causes ... New players of appropriate standard are welcomed and supported; some may be experienced orchestral players, while for others this may be a new experience.'

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www.windsororchestra.org.uk

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www.wirralcommunityorchestra.co.uk

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