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.
What we offer
Rehearsing before a recent concert in Swindon
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+.
We are proud of our reputation as a welcoming and friendly orchestra, and in the past we have not set a minimum standard for members. However, the orchestra is developing and moving forward with each concert and our range of works includes challenging pieces which aim to stretch us musically. For this reason, 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.
We rehearse every Monday at Monkton Park School in Chippenham - 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.
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 with our MD, Andrew Baatz
We currently have a 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 a first violin and a viola. However, if you are interested in joining us on any instrument, please do get in touch for a chat about the possibilities.