REHEARSALS AND SECTIONALS HAVE SORT OF RESTARTED WITH VERY SMALL NUMBERS. WE HAVE NO IDEA HOW LONG THIS WILL BE POSSIBLE FOR! (Then in 'Lockdown 2' and not meeting in person until the infection rate decreases.) (Now in 'Lockdown 3').
It's very likely they will not be 'normal' for some while to come.
From September to December we had our first Covid Secure venues and the number of members present depended on the space available in each particular venue, also allowing for 2 metre spacing between participants. We have compiled Risk Assessments which are based on the Making Music Template and we are constantly working to find the best way to keep everyone as safe as possible.
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.
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.