Solihull Symphony Orchestra is an amateur orchestra based between Birmingham and Coventry in the West Midlands - and our members play for enjoyment and relaxation rather than monetary reward. Membership is by subscription and is subject to conditions as described in the Rules and Constitution. The subscription rate for all members (September 2012) is £100, or £40 if paid termly. This covers the costs of rehearsals, orchestral tuition and occasional sectional coaching from CBSO members.
Instrumentalists interested in joining the orchestra are invited to contact us. We also welcome enquiries for short term membership - if you're studying here for a year, or on a short term work placement for example ?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or
phone 0121 745 5548
At the moment, we are actively looking for regular players in the following sections
Strings - there are usually immediate vacancies in all sections.
Brass - we would welcome enquiries from trumpet and trombone players willing to attend rehearsals regularly
Timpani / Percussion - we would welcome enquiries from players willing to attend regularly. Instruments are usually available for rehearsals.
Keyboard - xylophone, glockenspiel, celeste etc - ideally the actual instrument, or electronic versions for rehearsals.
Although there are no formal auditions or entry requirements, players will normally be expected to have had some orchestral experience. However, a willingness to learn and the ability to attend rehearsals regularly are equally important !
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Forthcoming Rehearsals ...
Regular weely rehearsals are held in the David Turnbull Music Centre, Solihull School, B91 2DJ unless otherwise specified below. Download map.
Rehearsal schedule for the current term is available in the members area, and summarised / updated as necessary below.
Normal rehearsals start on time (19:30). Players should aim to arrive by 19:15 to ensure a punctual start.
Use the Warwick Road entrance to the school, opposite New Rd. Drive through the car park, then up the narrow road alongside the playing field. The Music School is straight ahead - follow the road round and park behind the building.
Rehearsals take place in the studio facing onto the field, at the right of the photograph above.
Tuesday 7 May
Tuesday 14 May
Thursday 16 May
Tuesday 21 May
Tuesday 28 May
Tuesday 4 June
Tuesday 11 June
Tuesday 18 June
Tuesday 25 June
Tuesday 2 July
Thursday 4 July
Saturday 6 July