New Term Starts – 10 January 2019

If you have a new years resolution to bring music back as part of your daily or weekly routine and want to join an Orchestra?  Then DA CAPO could be just want you’re looking for!

Our orchestra is intended to offer a progressive introduction to orchestral playing for adults (beginners or returners) who are welcome to join at an elementary stage of playing orchestral instruments. You don’t need previous experience of playing in a conducted group.

Some people start in this orchestra as beginners at their instrument and beginners at reading music.

Others used to be able to play a bit (perhaps when they were at school), but it seems like a long time ago!

There are also players who have musical experience on one instrument but are enjoying themselves by starting a new one.

The mix of levels is catered for by having easier parts for the beginners and more challenging parts for the people with more experience. Everyone is learning.

The orchestra’s motto is “I can’t do that… yet“.

Which instruments could I play in the orchestra?

Players of any orchestral instrument or (stretching a point!) things like tenor horn, baritone horn and saxophone are welcome.

Recorders, plucked stringed instruments (e.g. guitar) and fixed-pitch instruments such as accordion are not appropriate.

The orchestra’s motto is “I can’t do that… yet“.

New term starts – 13 September 2018

We already have a few new players coming for the first time this term, so if anyone wants to give the orchestra a try, you wouldn’t be the only newcomer! You can come for two weeks’ free trial before you decide whether it’s a good fit for you. There’s no minimum standard – if you’re a complete beginner, you can start off with easy notes and learn as you go. You’d be learning just by sitting in, even if you didn’t play much at first.

This term, it’s £66 for the term, including membership fee and you’d like tea or coffee at the half-time break, add £3.25. If you’re keen but the money would be a stretch for you, please say so, and we’d keep that info confidential.

We’re at Padworth Village Hall for the rehearsals, same as last term. (Click that link for travel info.)

Do get in touch if you think you might be interested! and ask any questions not answered here! We’re a friendly bunch 🙂