If you're thinking of joining us, it's best to get in touch beforehand,
so that we can make sure that there's a set of music for you.
We always have vacancies for string players and horns,
and the approximate minimum standard is grade 6.
We're usually covered for trumpets and timpani for concerts, but
occasionally need deps. Depending on the music we're playing,
we sometimes need larger brass instruments - trombones and tuba.
An extra percussion player can also sometimes be useful.
Our woodwind section is full, but we sometimes need deps and we
can put you on our dep list or waiting list.
Rehearsals are on Thursdays, 7.45-9.45pm at :
Don Bosco Hall
Our Lady Help of Christians Church
Falkland Road (near the corner of Lady Margaret Road)
London NW5 2XT (map).
Don Bosco Hall is in the Parish Centre, just round the corner from the
church, in Falkland Road. The entrance is through a black iron gate.
The door should be locked. Please ring the bell marked 'Nursery'
and someone will come and let you in.
Please try to arrive at 7.30pm or just after, so that we can set up and start playing
promptly at 7.45pm.
The nearest tube and rail station is Kentish Town.
If coming by car, there's free parking after 6.30pm in Lady Margaret Road,
Falkland Road and other local streets.
Buses: 134, 214, 393 (Leighton Road, less than 5 mins),
88 (Kentish Town Road, 5 mins); 10 (Brecknock Road, 7 mins);
29, 253 (Camden Road, 10 mins).
Kentish Town West (on the London Overground)
is about 10-15 minutes' walk from our rehearsal venue.
Subscriptions, £75 per term (concessions £40), include :
- 10 Thursday evening sessions. Usually the last session of term will be a concert.
- rehearsal break refreshments - a choice of teas, coffee and other drinks,
plus high quality biscuits
- optional membership of a private email discussion list with access to
the leader, conductor and other orchestra members. Please ask to join.
- optional lessons during rehearsal breaks from our professional leader
(string players only)