Join us!

WCO is a friendly and sociable orchestra and we enjoy welcoming new members. We currently have vacancies for string players and lower brass - but if you are interested in joining us on any instrument, please do get in touch for a chat about the possibilities.

Join WCO!
What we offer

We are known as one of the most welcoming and friendly orchestras in the area - our coffee break is a key part of our rehearsal, and we organise curry evenings, Christmas parties and a regular get together in the pub after rehearsal. The orchestra members come from all walks of life and range from 15 to 70+.

Musical standards

We are proud of our reputation as a welcoming and friendly orchestra. The orchestra is developing and moving forward with each concert and our range of works includes challenging pieces which aim to stretch us musically. We recommend that grade 5 is a suitable minimum standard for string players looking to join the orchestra - although players at a higher standard than this will also find themselves challenged and stretched.

Rehearsals

We rehearse every Monday at Monkton Park School in Chippenham from 19:30 until 21:30 - and in the run up to each concert we also enjoy a full day weekend rehearsal, which is a chance to polish the pieces in a more relaxed environment.

Vacancies

We currently have some vacancies for lower brass, and would love to hear from trombones and tubas who would relish the challenge of tackling our wide and varied repertoire. We also have space for violins, violas and double bass. However, if you are interested in joining us on any instrument, please do get in touch for a chat about the possibilities.

Find out more

You can find more information about the orchestra on this website:

  • See our past concerts to find out more about the musical opportunities we offer
  • Read about us to find out more about the orchestra and our history
  • See our forthcoming concerts for details of what we're up to in the forthcoming year

If you're interested in joining us and would like to find out more, please get in touch for an informal chat.