The Halesowen Orchestra

Playing Standard

The orchestra is open to players of a reasonable standard, regardless of age or previous orchestral experience. If you are enthusiastic about music, you will find that a very warm welcome awaits you. There is no formal audition, although players will need to cope adequately with the parts they are asked to practise and perform. As a general indication, given the type of music we tend to play, this means that players should ideally be at least Grade VI standard or equivalent, although this is not a strict minimum requirement.


Enquiries are welcome from any orchestral instrumentalists, though vacancies in certain areas arise only occasionally and depending on current repertoire.


Particularly welcome:


  • Strings players (all sections):

New string players can take advantage of the first term's playing subscription-free!

  • Timpani/Percussion
  • Trombones
  • Tuba

How to Find Us

We rehearse at Leasowes High School, Kent Rd, Halesowen B62 8PJ on Monday nights at 7.45 - 9.45pm during term time. Click here for a map.

Contact Information

You can contact us either by email or Facebook. If you are interested in joining, let us know the instrument you play and how best we can contact you; we will then be very pleased to provide further details.


To be added to our mailing list, provide your email address for regular updates concerning upcoming concerts and other information about the orchestra. We will use your details solely for these purposes.