We select players from all our senior ensembles to join this orchestra which stretches our young musicians to be the best they can be and perform at the highest level possible.
Standards vary from year to year but Woodwind and Brass tend to be Grade 6 plus, strings grade 4/5 plus. Members are usually also members of our senior ensembles such as Youth Strings, Youth Concert Band and Youth Brass Band.
Most rehearsals we play all together, but we also sometimes have smaller sectional rehearsals led by our team of tutors to support students with their learning. We like to give our students as many performance opportunities as possible and hold at least three concerts a year.