Want to Join?

We welcome applications to join the orchestra.  You should be of a high competence of playing on your instrument equivalent to at least Grade 7 ABRSM level: please see our page of recent programmes to assess what works you might be required to play.  From time to time we will post any key vacancies on this page.

Many of our sections are currently full, as we are constrained by the size of our performance space – if you apply and we find that this is so in your case, we are happy to note your name on a waiting list and contact you if a vacancy arises; if you are a string player, you may be invited to attend rehearsals but only as a reserve for playing in our concert – in which case you will be entitled to receive a complimentary concert ticket.

We meet on Wednesday evenings 7.45 – 9.45 pm at the Downfield Music Block, Downfield Road, Stroud, GL5 4HL. ( The Music Block is the last building on the right hand side). See here for our rehearsal schedule.

Subscriptions can be paid on an annual or termly basis.

(Normal Rate)
Year: £120 Term: £40
(Concessionary Rate)
Year: £60 Term: £20
Membership – Students
(in full time education)

Our concessionary rate is for members who, because of limited means, feel unable to pay the normal rate.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra, please contact Alison Wood on 01453 889534 or email her here

Download information for prospective members here

If you would like to make any additional charitable donation to the orchestra, it will be gladly received and will be paid into our ‘Music Fund’, which is used to commission new works or hire music, to provide a wider choice of programmes for the orchestra and its audience.