Lockdown music making opportunities.

Virtual scratch orchestra


The next arrangement Jess is doing is for 'Let it be'.  You can download your part from her website and play along to the backing track.  Have fun!




Living room ensemble


Like Jess Gillam, the Nevis Ensemble are providing an arrangement with a set of parts to print off.  You can send off a video of you or your household playing it and it will be used for the compilation.

Their current piece is Auld Lang Syne, last month's was 500 miles


National Youth Orchestra 'Ode to Joyathon' and 'Our Musical Planet'


The National Youth Orchestra has been supplying instrumental and vocal parts too.

The first piece was 'Ode to Joy' and the next was 'Jupiter theme'. For the young at heart.


Lockdown tracks from others

The video from Jess Gillam's first Virtual Scratch orchestra piece - 


Look out for our saxophonists!

The video from the BBC Lockdown orchestra.


Look out for our Sarah W!  Not sure which of her instruments she was playing...

The video from the Nevis living room ensemble for last month's 500 miles.


Concert recordings

We belong to Making Music. Making Music will be broadcasting You Tube concerts every two weeks.  These concerts are made up of member groups playing a piece.  

Look out for our guest tuba player in the Oxted Band piece - First up after the introductory speeches.

"Fortnightly from May until September, we’ll be featuring a selection of music drawn from our membership, from choral societies to gospel choirs, community choirs to symphony orchestras, brass bands to ukulele groups, handbell ringers and more.

Our next concert is on Tuesday 9 June at 7pm.

The concerts are free for anyone to view, and will remain available to watch after each premiere. Just tune in fortnightly on our Youtube channel to watch, and subscribe to make sure that you don’t miss out on future broadcasts!"


Are you in our closed Facebook group?  Any of our members with a Facebook account may join the closed group.  This could get you to see other links like this more quickly.  


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