Joining Us

Joining the Orchestra

If you have an interest in joining the Orchestra you would normally contact the Chairman or Secretary first. If, however, you would like to make a personal visit first to hear what we do and how we do it then do feel free to visit us at a rehearsal (or concert) and make yourself known.

Current Vacancies:


Players are welcome in all sections. 
A minimum standard of grade 6 is required.





Guest Players:

Other players may be invited to rehearse with us for larger works, or to fill temporary vacancies.


How many Concerts do you perform a year?

We aim to stage three concerts per year in the spring, summer and autumn terms.

How many rehearsals do you have?

We rehearse every Monday evening during term time.

Where are rehearsals held?

Rehearsals are held at St. Aldhelm’s Church, in Branksome, Poole, Dorset.

Where do you perfom?

Concerts are mainly performed at St. Aldhelm’s Church. But on occasion performances can be repeated on request at other venues in Dorset and Hampshire.

How is the Orchestra funded?

The orchestra is self-financing, the main income being from member subscriptions, currently £30 per term (3 times a year). 

How much are concert tickets?

We do not charge for entry to concerts at St. Aldhelm’s Church, but there is a retiring collection. Proceeds from this are shared with the church.


Monday – 19:30–21:15


St. Aldhelm’s Church, St. Aldhelm’s Road, Branksome, Poole BH13 6BT

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