Join the orchestra

New members

We are always looking for new members to join the orchestra, in particular for violins, violas and double bass players (usually grade 8+). We do not hold auditions, but you will be put in touch with the section leader who will generally ask some questions about your experience and previous engagements to determine whether you will be able to join. The membership fee is £30 a term (£15 for students).

If you are interested in playing with us, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.


We rehearse on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 – 9.30pm at Monkton Park Primary School in Chippenham (see below for directions). Rehearsals generally start seven weeks before the concert days, which usually are in March/ April, June and November. There is a 15 minute break during rehearsal, with tea/ coffee and cake provided.

Rehearsal venue details

Monkton Park Primary School, Sadlers Mead, Chippenham, SN15 3PN: