Orchestras

An orchestra is the most well-known medium for classical and film music, featuring string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments together in harmony. We have three Orchestras at the Trafford Music Service.

Saturday Morning Orchestra

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Are you not able to join one of orchestras during the week due to other commitments?  Then come along to our Saturday morning orchestra (SMC Orchestra).  This orchestra rehearses from 10.15am to 10.45am and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced pupils.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Saturday 9:45 - 10:45am
Level Beginners and up.
Subscription Fee £39.00 per term per band
Instruments Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Material Covered Predominately Classical Music with a sprinkling of other genres
Conductor Alistair Gibson

 

Sinfonia Orchestra

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The Sinfonia is a chamber orchestra made up of string, wind, brass and percussion players rehearsing on a Friday evening from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. The Sinfonia perform and work on a wide repertoire of music designed to give young players preliminary experience in orchestral playing and provide a stimulating ensemble experience for all players in a friendly and social environment. All children must have an informal audition.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Friday 6:30 - 8:30pm
Level Approximately Grade 3 +
Subscription Fee £66.00 per term per band
Instruments Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Material Covered Predominately Classical Music with a sprinkling of other genres
Conductor Robert Guy

 

Philharmonic Orchestra

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The Philharmonic Orchestra is our most senior orchestra. The orchestra plays a variety of repertoire from classical symphonies to modern film scores and currently has 50+ members. Players are given the opportunity to participate in residential courses and the orchestra has, in the past, toured Lake Garda in Italy. Rehearsals take place on a Friday evening from 6.30pm to 8.00pm and membership is by informal audition with the Musical Director and a Music Service tutor.

Location Claremont Centre, Claremont Road, Sale, Cheshire, M33 7DZ
Time Friday 6:30 - 8:30pm
Level  Grade 6+ (Strings), Grade 7+ (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion)
Subscription Fee £66.00 per term per band
Instruments Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Percussion
Material Covered Predominately Classical Music with a sprinkling of other genres
Conductor Paul Witkiewicz

 

 

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For more information please contact our Trafford Music Service office on 0161 911 8659/8660 or email music.service@trafford.gov.uk