The cost of ensemble membership per term for 2021/22:
- County ensembles: £90, (as members of a county ensemble you can to take part in other county and area ensembles at no extra cost)
- Area ensembles: £70 (as members of an area ensemble you can take part in other area ensembles at no extra cost)
- Ensemble membership is free to pupils who are eligible for free school meals, Surrey Young Carers and Looked After Children.
Rehearsals and concerts
Ensemble members are expected to attend all rehearsals and concerts and should let the ensemble conductor/orchestral manager know of any unforeseen absence or illness. It is particularly important to ensure that any music you have taken to practise is made available when you are absent.
When applying for membership, you are asked to provide any current medical information we should know about your son/daughter, including any medication required, whether or not your child carries their medication with them. This Information should be updated as necessary. If you prefer, you may put this information in writing and bring it with you to the audition/first rehearsal.
Photographs and video
From time to time our ensembles may be photographed or filmed for publicity in the local press, concert programmes, or on our website. Also, major events such as Royal Albert Hall and Barbican concerts are frequently filmed, with the resulting videos/DVDs being made available for purchase.