Joining WYSO

If you are interested in joining the orchestra please email us, or fill out the form on the Contact page. We do not operate formal auditions as we favour orchestral trials. Most of players are grade eight standard or have equivalent orchestral experience. As a guide:

  • Strings: We are actively seeking violin players and double basses but have vacancies across the sections.
  • Woodwind: We have no vacancies but if you would like to join the waiting list please get in touch. Please note our current woodwind section is diploma standard.
  • Brass and others: We are keen to hear from all brass players. Percussionists, harpists or keyboard players are also welcome to get in touch.

Rehearsals are held on Wednesday nights 7.30-9.30 during the school term.

We currently rehearse at :

Stainbeck Community Hall
162 Stainbeck Lane