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

  • A Tempi Strings: Beginner - Grade 2. Monday 4.30pm - 5.30pm, Woking Youth Arts Centre, Knaphill.
  • Da Capo Strings: Grade 2 - 5. Monday 5.45pm - 7pm, Woking Youth Arts Centre, Knaphill.
  • Woking Wind Orchestra: Adults and students, Grade 6+. Monday 8pm -10pm, Westfield School, Woking.
  • Brass Routes: Beginner - Grade 2. Tuesday 6pm - 7pm, Westfield Primary School, Woking.
  • West Surrey Training Wind Band: Grade 2 - 5. Thursday 5pm - 7pm, Westfield Primary School, Woking.
  • West Surrey Wind Band: Grade 5+. Thursday 5.15pm - 7.15pm, Westfield School, Woking.
  • Guildford Sinfonia: Adults, all abilities. Thursday 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Westfield School, Woking.
  • Camberley Youth Wind Band (Junior, Intermediate and Senior): Grade 2 - 5+. Saturday 9.30am - 12 noon, Cordwalles Junior School, Camberley.
  • Guitar LIVE: Ages 8 -16 (Years 4 - 11). Saturday 10am -12noon, Woking Youth Arts Centre, Knaphill.
  • Surrey Youth Training Choir: Singers aged 9 - 13. Wednesday 6.45pm - 8.15pm, The Marist School, West Byfleet.
  • Surrey Percussion and Rhythm Crew (SPARC): Less experienced players. Saturday 11.15am – 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 (2020-2021).

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


South west Surrey ensembles

  • Prima Strings: Beginner - Grade 2. Wednesday 5.15pm - 6.30pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • Opus Strings: Grade 2 - 4. Wednesday 5.15pm - 6.30pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • South West Winds: Woodwind, Brass and Percussion, Beginner - Grade 4. Wednesday 5.15pm - 6.30pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • SW Surrey Youth Orchestra: Grade 5+. Wednesday 6.45 - 8.45pm, Tillingbourne School, Chilworth.
  • SW Surrey Concert Band - Juniors: Grade 1 - 4. Saturday 8.45am - 10.15am, Queen Eleanor's School, Guildford.
  • SW Surrey Concert Band - Seniors: Grade 5 - 8. Saturday 10.30am - 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 (2020-2021).

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 4 - 5.45pm, The Ashcombe School, Dorking.
  • Reigate String Orchestra - Preludes: Beginner - Grade 1. Thursday 4.10 - 5pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Reigate String Orchestra - Juniors: Grade 1 - 3. Thursday 5pm - 6pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Reigate String Orchestra - Intermediates: Grade 3 - 5. Thursday 6pm - 7pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Reigate String Orchestra - Seniors: Grade 5 - 8. Thursday 7pm - 8.15pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • SE Surrey Blast OFF: Beginner Wind, Brass and Percussion. Thursday 4.45pm - 6pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • SESAW (SE Surrey Area Winds): Grade 4+ Wind, Brass and Percussion. Thursday 6pm - 8pm, St Bede's School, Redhill.
  • Guitar LIVE: Ages 8 - 16 years. Saturday 9.45am - 11.15am, The Bridge Youth Centre, Leatherhead.

How to apply for membership

Apply for membership online

The cost of membership is £70 per term (2020-2021).

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


North Surrey ensembles

  • Crafty Clarinets: Grade 2+. Saturday 11.15am - 12.15pm, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.
  • Senior Guitar Ensemble: Grade 3+. Friday 5.45pm - 7.15pm, The Magna Carta School, Staines.
  • Junior Guitar Ensemble: Beginner - Grade 3. Saturday 9.20am - 10.50am, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.
  • Senior String Orchestra: Grade 4+. Saturday 9am - 11am, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.
  • Junior String Orchestra: Grade 1 - 4. Saturday 9am - 11am, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.
  • Senior Wind Band: Grade 4+. Saturday 9am - 11am, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.
  • Junior Wind Band: Grade 2 - 5. Saturday 9am - 11am, The Matthew Arnold School, Staines.

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 (2020-2021).

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