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Information for Members


News: New website under development

We are in the process of developing a new website for the orchestra. The objectives are to give it a fresher, more up-to-date appearance (this site has been in use for nearly 10 year) and be more user-friendly when viewed on tablets and smartphones. Among other things it has a new logo, and pictures of the March 2018 concert.

The new website is now in beta-testing and can be seen here. Have a look and if you have any feedback please email me at


Key dates

Mon 19th Mar 2018 No rehearsal - post concert break
Mon 2nd Apr 2018 No rehearsal - Easter
Mon 9nd Apr 2018 First Rehearsal after Easter
Mon 7th May 2018 No rehearsal - May Bank Holiday
Mon 28h May 2018 No rehearsal - Spring Bank Holiday
Sat 14th July 2018 Summer Concert (Programme to be agreed)
Mon 16th July 2018 Start of Summer Break
Mon 3rd Sept 2018 First Rehearsal for the 2018/19 season
Sat 24th Nov 2018 Autumn Concert (Programme to be agreed)



Summer Concert 'Bastille Day Concert' - 14th July

Rehearsals for our Summer Concert start on 26th March, and our Librarians have loan copies of all the music which will be available at rehearsals. (You therefore don't need to print any music from IMSLP, although links are provided below, in case you do want to print your own copy so you can annotate it).

---Composer--- ----Composition---- ----Manuscript---- ----Listening----
Ferdinand Herold Overture to the Opera ‘Zampa' IMSLP copy Youtube track
Camille Saint-Saens Suite Algerienne, Op.60 IMSLP copy Youtube track
Darius Milhaud Scaramouche (for Alto Sax and Orchestra) Not on IMSLP Youtube track
Georges Bizet L’Arlesienne Suites No 1 & 2 IMSLP Suite 1
IMSLP Suite 2
Youtube Suite 1
Youtube Suite 2



Rehearsals and Membership Info

Rehearsals are held at the Sherwood Rise site of the Djanogly Learning Trust, NG7 7AR (See map) on Monday evenings starting at 7.00 pm, but if you are able to arrive a few minutes early to help put out chairs, that is really helpful. We have a refreshment break at 'half time' and 3 members of the Orchestra are rostered each week to provide this:- one to set up before the practice starts; a second to boil the kettles then, with the third, to serve the refreshments and tidy away afterwards. Please check the Rota to see when you are scheduled. Rehearsals finish at 9.15 pm so we can clear away by 9.30.

Subs are currently £80 per year, and should be paid by standing order - either annually in January, or quarterly in November, February, May and August. Please contact the treasurer, Roger Kilby, for standing order information. The one exception to this is that full-time student membership is free - so don't forget to tell Roger if you already are (or if you become) a student!