Who are we?

At more than 45 years old, we are the longest Orchestra for young people in the Loughborough Area. We cater for a wide range of abilities. Our current members are between grade 1 and grade 7 standard. We have members from both primary and secondary schools. (Aged currently between 9 and 16 years old.)

The Area Orchestra is conducted by Steve Simpson, who has been with us since 2001. Our accompaniment is also in the very experienced hands of Wendy Miller.

How To Join

We rehearse in the Performing Arts Studio at Limehurst Academy, Loughborough every Tuesday between 4:00pm and 5:15pm (term time only). Young people wishing to join must be either a minimum of grade 1 (grade 2 for strings) or have been playing for more than a year, although this tends to be slightly longer for string players.. Our members come from many primary and secondary schools across Loughborough and the surrounding villages.

If you are interested, fill in the contact us form below or turn up at our next rehearsal.

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Future Events

We are holding an open rehearsal for any young people who would like to have a trial with the orchestra on Tuesday June 27th between 4:00pm and 5:15pm.

Summer Concert 2017

Our last concert on June 13th was held at Limehurst Academy. Pieces of music included ‘Matchstalk Men’, ‘Main Theme from Start Wars’, ‘Scarborough Faire’, ‘A Hard Days Night’, David of the White Rock’ and ‘Abba on Broadway’.

Also, a huge well done to Katie, Abigail, Peter and Oliver and Jensen for their fantastic solos.

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