REHEARSALS AND SECTIONALS HAVE SORT OF  RESTARTED WITH VERY SMALL NUMBERS.  WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS WILL  BE POSSIBLE FOR!  (currently in 'Lockdown 2' and not meeting in person until the infection rate decreases.)
It's very likely they will not be 'normal' for some while to come.

We have our first Covid Secure venue and the number of members present will depend on the space available in that particular venue, also allowing for spacing between groups of 6.  We have compiled a  Risk Assessments which is based on the Making Music Template and we are constantly working to find the best way to keep everyone attending as safe as possible.  Starting small as we have been doing, and now it's cooler and darker, moving from outside to inside.

Our risk assessments will be reviewed as soon as it's clear how we are going to emerge from Lockdown 2.

 
If you'd like to come to a rehearsal please do send us a message via the contact form beforehand.  We are non-selective when it comes to standard and we'd love to hear from you! There is usually a short introductory period  with the orchestra.  We do ask particularly that you let us know, if you don't play a regular orchestral instrument (if you're not sure, do send us a message anyway). Look forward to hearing from you!  Do let us know too if you have any special requirements.
The following information refers to pre-Covid arrangements.
Rehearsal dates and schedule - Please also refer to our calendar page:

Our regular rehearsals are now  in the Meridian Hall, Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted. RH8 0AB.  7:30 - 9:30pm.  Don't forget your smile, stand, pencil and your mug for our tea break!

Our regular rehearsals  continue through 2020, with rehearsals on the 2nd, 4th (and sometimes 5th) Wednesdays.  Please see our calendar page for precise dates as dates change because of school holidays and concerts.
Please get in touch via the contact form if you would like to come along for a visit. 

Don't worry if you can't play all the notes all of the time, the more you play the better you will become and besides which, we're more about playing together and having fun than anything else.

 

Rehearsal venue

Our regular rehearsals are now  in the Meridian Hall, Oxted School, Bluehouse Lane, Oxted. RH8 0AB.  7:30 - 9:30pm.  The Meridian Hall is in the middle of the school site and is well signposted. Please use parking by the Main Hall or the Sports Hall.  Don't forget your mug for our tea break!

 

Sectional rehearsals take place at other venues, please double-check our calendar page for details.

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