How to Join

All prospective members of the orchestra must audition for entry. You will need to complete an audition form before attending. However, before completing the form, please contact Julian Hardwick (Email Now) to find out whether there is a space available for your instrument as some of our sections are currently full.

We organise a ‘Taster Day’ each term which allows interested potential players to experience the orchestra for themselves and then decide whether they would like to audition. To find out the date of the next Taster Day, please follow the link to the Concerts and Events page.

Auditions take place at the orchestra’s home, St Paul’s Community Centre in Wimbledon at the start of each term and usually on Sunday afternoons. At the audition you will be asked to play two contrasting pieces of music, unaccompanied and you may also be asked to do some sight reading. Please note that playing from photocopied music is NOT permitted.

Where to find us:

St. Paul’s Community Centre
23 Inner Park Road
SW19 6ED

The audition will make an assessment of which orchestra is most suitable for your standard of playing, but as a general rule we suggest a minimum of Grade 7 for prospective members of the Main Orchestra, and at least Grade 4 for the Training Orchestra. This may vary according to the instrument you play.

Details of current membership fees are available from the Membership Secretary: (Email Now). No person who is musically eligible will be denied access to membership for financial reasons. Financial assistance towards the cost of membership is available for which applications should be made in the first instance to the Chairman (Email Now).