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If you live in the Mid-Sussex area and play an orchestral instrument, you might like to consider joining the BHSO. We are always interested in welcoming new members. Players of string and brass instruments are particularly encouraged to apply.

We practise in Burgess Hill once a week on Wednesday evenings throughout the year, with breaks for the school holidays. This regular pattern of meeting allows us to explore works in depth, and to tackle challenges which might otherwise be beyond the scope of an amateur orchestra. Membership fees are very reasonable (currently £100.00 per annum).

We have a wide range of members, including:

  • ex-professionals
  • music teachers
  • semi-professional players
  • music graduates
  • proficient amateurs

Membership does depend on the availability of places, and on your having a suitable level of experience. If you would like to apply to join us please contact Mike Wood, stating what instrument you play and the level of proficiency you have achieved, and outlining your previous orchestral experience.