Blowing our own trumpet since 1931

The orchestra rehearses once a week on a Thursday night from 7.15pm to 9:30pm in St John's Primary School in Knaresborough.

If you want to join the orchestra you should contact Bryan Western, the Musical Director. Alternatively, just come along and see us on a Thursday night.

Please don’t forget to contact your section leader if you can’t attend a rehearsal

How to find us

St John Primary School is on Stockwell Road at the junction with Stockwell Lane. The entrance is on Stockwell Road, close to the zebra crossing. If using your sat nav, use postcode HG5 0JN. You can park in the playground to the left of the building and you can use the local streets as an overflow. Please be considerate of local residents, other players coming to park, and school staff who sometimes stay late.

Rehearsal Schedule

Date First half Second half
Thu 25 Jan 18 Shost 4 Shost 1
Thu 01 Feb 18 Shost 4 Shost 1
Thu 08 Feb 18 Strings usual venue (concentrating on Shost 3 and x1 of the Arut.). **All wind with Bob Ashworth at
Thu 15 Feb 18 Arut. Shost 1
Thu 22 Feb 18 Strings only: sectional first All together Shost 3
Thu 01 Mar 18 Nick Arut Shost 4
Thu 08 Mar 18 Shost 2 Nick Shost 1
Thu 15 Mar 18 Arut Shost 2 +Whatever Shost we need to work on
Thu 22 Mar 18 Run through everything
Sat 24 Mar 18 Rehearsal 2.00pm (concert order) and concert at 7.30pm

* half term. I understand that most wind players are not available so extra strings practice will be very useful.

** It would be really good if everyone could attend this rehearsal, as it is a special honour to be working with one of the UK’s finest horn players.

As you can see, we are 2 rehearsals short this time so could we please all try to get to as many rehearsals as possible!

As always, would you all please inform your section leaders (1sts Emma, 2nds Viv, viola Henry, cello and bass Fran, woodwind Jen, brass Andy) or Jill if you are not available for a rehearsal so I can plan accordingly and so we have the necessary music.