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We meet on Monday nights, 7.20pm to 9.00pm, and occasionally up to 9.30pm before a concert when extra practice may be required. All you need to bring is your instrument, a music stand, a pencil and your music.
We meet at the Ermine United Reformed Church Hall which is on the corner of Carlton Grove and Sudbrooke Drive, Ermine, Lincoln LN2 2EF. A map can be found on our Contact Us page
We welcome new players of all ages and abilities who would like to join us to make music. Absolutely no grade exams are needed but enthusiasm is essential.
The Orchestra is a very good place for late beginners and for people returning to their music after a break of several years. We also get students from Lincoln University and the Colleges around who want to keep their music going if they have been doing it at school but are not actually studying music now.
We do not hold auditions for the Orchestra, but we recommend that you can play a musical instrument to about grade three standard or above. If you would like to talk to someone about joining, or would like advice about what level you are at, please get in touch with James Fox, our Musical Director, whose details you will find on the Contacts page.
We try to maintain a good balance of sound across the orchestra and so we often have a waiting list for most sections. If, however, you are interested in joining us then please do contact us, whatever instrument you play, as it may only be a short time before we have a space.
Admission to, and membership of, the orchestra is at the discretion of the committee.
Subscriptions are currently £57 per year payable at the beginning of the year (September), or 3 termly payments of £20.
The student rate is £30 per year or £10 per term.
For people who are unemployed, the subscriptions are usually waived as long as the circumstances are made known to the Treasurer.
New players are encouraged to come along for a couple of weeks to see if they enjoy playing in the orchestra before deciding to join. Non-members are not allowed to take music home for practice.
Would you do a concert for our charity?
We would be delighted to play a concert to help raise funds for your charity. If you have a venue, such as a church, church hall or school hall, we will play the music. Apart from providing somewhere for people of all abilities to play music together the orchestra was set up specifically to raise money for good causes.
We do not charge a fee for giving a concert, but we do appreciate a small volunatary donation which we put towards the cost of new music and our running expenses.
Please contact our Musical Director or Chairman on the Contacts page if you would like to take this further.