What sort of time commitment is involved?

We meet on Thursday evenings, from 8.00 – 10.00 pm, fortnightly during term time (all the dates are in the calendar). In addition we would obviously ask each player to put in a reasonable amount of individual practice time between rehearsals, to master the notes and rhythms so that when we meet, we are able to focus on playing together rather than learning our notes.

As each term’s activities lead towards a concert, it is important that members attend regularly so that everyone is up to speed by the time of the concert. If you get busy and have to miss more than one rehearsal in a term, we’d just ask you to check with the Musical Director that it is still OK for you to play in the concert.

Do I need to join for a whole year?

Obviously it is better for the group if you are able to come every term – there is a certain amount of time and communal effort involved in learning to play together, and it helps if there is not too much coming and going.

But of course there are times when a player will need to take some time out for whatever reason. This is not a problem, and you can simply rejoin the following term.

When is the best time to join?

Each term, we start work on a new concert  programme, leading up to a performance at the end of the term. If you are a new player, why don’t you come along to our next concert and hear us play – and if you are inspired by what you hear, then you could come and join us at the beginning of the next term.