Autumn term 2021 

We are pleased to be able to confirm that our plan for the next academic year is to return fully to face-to-face sessions. We will be adhering strictly to current government guidance and will respond accordingly should these change at any stage. 

Young musicians (7 - 25 years) who are playing at grade 4 and above can apply to join a Severn Arts intermediate band or orchestra. Our youth level ensembles are for young musicians playing at grade 6 level and above. We really encourage anyone wanting to improve their playing and to experience the fun of music making to join one of our bands or orchestras.

Rehearsals will be delivered by Severn Arts conductors/tutors who are enhanced DBS checked and receive regular safeguarding training.

Membership fees
  • Autumn term 2021 membership costs: £80.00
  • Annual membership for the academic year costs: £160.00

Please note the Summer term 2022 membership fee will be charged at a lower rate due to fewer rehearsals sessions.

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Rehearsal days and times

Worcestershire Intermediate Orchestra (WIO): Saturday - 10.00 am - 12.30 pm 
Strings, wind, brass, percussion

Worcestershire Intermediate Wind Orchestra (WIWO): Saturday – 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Brass, wind, percussion

Worcestershire Youth Wind Orchestra (WYWO): Saturday – 10.00 am – 12.30 pm
Brass, wind, percussion 

Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra 2 (WYJO2): Tuesday - 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Brass, wind, percussion

Worcestershire Youth Jazz Orchestra (WYJO): Tuesday - 7.45 pm- 9.45 pm
Brass, wind, percussion

Worcestershire Youth String Orchestra (WYSO): Tuesday – 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm or 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm TBC

Worcestershire Youth Orchestra (WYO): Friday - 6.30 pm - 9.00pm
Strings, wind, brass, percussion

Where a band or orchestra is not viable due to insufficient numbers membership of an alternative band or orchestra will be offered.  This may mean that the rehearsal day/time of the new band or orchestra will be different to the original band or orchestra requested.  

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