Do you play an instrument at Grade 5 or above? Do you wish there was a friendly orchestra you could join to enjoy the experience of playing with others?

Maybe you’re a singer and you’re longing to sing in a group but don’t want to have to jump through so many hoops of auditions to do so? Or maybe you know a younger person who wants to sing with others.

Stand Sure Orchestra & Choirs could have the answer for you. Starting on September 5 at Pewsey Scout Hut, the new orchestra and choirs are welcoming people who have answered yes to any of the previous questions. No experience in playing with an orchestra is necessary - just an enthusiasm and passion for music.

The doors will be opening at 10:30am and the orchestra will start from 11am. Then at 1pm singers aged 16 plus will come along. At 3pm the 8 - 18 youth choir will meet. All rehearsals will last two hours. An enjoyable time can be expected as you play and sing a variety of different pieces working towards at least one termly concert.

The terms last a minimum of twelve weeks (usually more) and there is a break at half term. The first term is going to be spent working towards Mozart’s Requiem (to be performed at St John’s in Pewsey on 13th November) and a Christmas Concert (to be performed at the Bouverie Hall on 19th December). There is a termly fee to pay (working out less than a cup of coffee and a slice of cake each week), which goes towards the music and venue hire.

An invigorating program has been planned and booked for the forthcoming year including a Royal Occasion, a celebration of a great American Composer, and a Halloween Spooktacular! So whatever instrument you play (in particular brass and strings), or if you enjoy singing, do come along for what promises to be a truly rewarding experience.

For more information, or to register your interest, please go to Facebook and search StandSureOrchestra. Or, you can email


Stand Sure Orchestra & Choirs has been a 30 year old dream come true.

No auditions are necessary to join.

Everyone is welcome - we’re not turning people away.

[Picture shows Director Chris J Anderson]