Area ensembles

If you play an instrument why not join an ensemble to improve your playing, meet new friends and have some incredible times.

Our area ensembles offer a wide range of opportunities from beginner level upwards. All ensembles listed highlight what grades you need to have achieved or play at, in order to join.

Membership to ensembles is open to children and young people up to the age of 19.

Our ensembles start in September each year and run term time only, although you can become a member anytime during the school year. They rehearse once a week in schools or music centres and perform a number of times each year in schools and professional venues.

Before applying please read our ensemble membership information. If you require more information, please contact Surrey Arts.


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West Surrey ensembles

  • Woking Wind Orchestra: Adults and students, Grade 6+. Monday 8pm until 10pm, Westfield School, Woking.
  • Brass Routes: Beginner to Grade 2. Tuesday 6pm until 7pm, Westfield Primary School, Woking.
  • West Surrey Training Wind Band: Grade 2 to 5. Thursday 5pm until 7pm, Westfield Primary School, Woking.
  • West Surrey Wind Band: Grade 5+. Thursday 5.30pm until 7.30pm, Westfield School, Woking.
  • Guildford Sinfonia: Adults, all abilities. Thursday 7.45pm until 9.30pm, Westfield School, Woking.
  • Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra Juniors: Beginner to Grade 2. Saturday 11am until 12.45pm, Cordwalles Junior School, Camberley.
  • Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra Intermediates: Grade 2 to 5. Saturday 11am until 12.45, Cordwalles Junior School, Camberley.
  • Camberley Youth Wind Orchestra Seniors: Grade 5+. Saturday 9am until 10.45am, Cordwalles Junior School, Camberley
  • Surrey Youth Training Choir: Singers aged 9 to 13. Wednesday 6.45pm until 8.15pm, The Marist School, West Byfleet.
  • Surrey Percussion and Rhythm Crew (SPARC): Less experienced players. Saturday 11.15am until 12.45pm, Westfield School, Woking.

How to apply for membership

You can apply online to become a member of a area ensemble:

Apply for membership online

The cost of membership is £70 per term (2021 to 2022).

The above cost also entitles members to take part in other area ensembles at no extra cost.

South west Surrey ensembles

  • Prima Strings: Beginner to Grade 2. Wednesday 5.15pm until 6.30pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • Opus Strings: Grade 2 to 4. Wednesday 5.15pm until 6.30pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • South West Winds: Woodwind, Brass and Percussion, Beginner to Grade 4. Wednesday 5.15pm until 6.30pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • SW Surrey Youth Orchestra: Grade 5+. Wednesday 6.45pm until 8.45pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • SW Surrey Concert Band Juniors: Grade 1 to 4. Saturday 9am until 10.15am, Queen Eleanor's School, Guildford.
  • SW Surrey Concert Band Seniors: Grade 5 to 8. Saturday 10.30am until 12.15pm, Queen Eleanor's School, Guildford.

How to apply for membership

You can apply online to become a member of a area ensemble:

Apply for membership online

The cost of membership is £70 per term (2021 to 2022).

The above cost also entitles members to take part in other area ensembles at no extra cost.

South east Surrey ensembles

  • Mid Surrey Wind Band: All abilities, Woodwind, Brass and Percussion. Tuesday 4pm until 5.30pm, The Ashcombe School, Dorking.
  • Mid Surrey Training Band: Beginner to Grade 2 Thursday 4.15pm until 5.15pm, The Ashcombe School, Dorking.
  • Reigate String Orchestra - Preludes: Beginner - Grade 1. Thursday 4.30pm until 5.20pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Reigate String Orchestra Juniors: Grade 1 to 3. Thursday 5pm until 6pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Reigate String Orchestra Intermediates: Grade 3 to 5. Thursday 6pm until 7.15pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Reigate String Orchestra Seniors: Grade 6 to 8. Thursday 6pm until 7.15pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Blast Off: Beginner Wind, Brass and Percussion. Thursday 4.45pm until 6pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • SESAW (SE Surrey Area Winds): Grade 4+ Wind, Brass and Percussion. Thursday 6pm until 8pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.

How to apply for membership

Apply for membership online

The cost of membership is £70 per term (2021 to 2022).

The above cost also entitles members to take part in other area ensembles at no extra cost.

North Surrey ensembles

  • Senior Guitar Ensemble: Grade 3+. Friday 6pm until 7.30pm, The Magna Carta School, Staines.
  • Junior Guitar Ensemble: Beginner to Grade 3. Saturday 9.20am until 10.50am, Magna Carta School, Staines.
  • Senior String Orchestra: Grade 4+. Saturday 9am until 11am, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.
  • Junior String Orchestra: Grade 1 to 4. Saturday 9am until 11am, Magna Carta School, Staines.
  • Senior Wind Band: Grade 4+. Saturday 9am until 11am, Magna Carta School, Staines.
  • Junior Wind Band: Grade 2 to 5. Saturday 9am until 11am, Magna Carta School, Staines.
  • Just So Singers: Any student from a Surrey SEND school, full time education within Surrey or home educated can come between the ages of 9 – 19 years. Wednesday 3.45pm until 4.45pm, Philip Southcote School.

How to apply for membership

You can apply online to become a member of a area ensemble:

Apply for membership online

The cost of membership is £70 per term (2021 to 2022).

The above cost also entitles members to take part in other area ensembles at no extra cost.