County Groups

The county groups are run and managed by our colleagues at Dorset Music Service; we work in partnership with DMS, the lead partner for the music education hub for Dorset and in doing so facilitate access to the groups and ensemble opportunities. As the music education hub for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, we support students from across the conurbation through subsidised membership fees, which helps to reduce the financial burden. For full details regarding all of the county groups, the rehearsal schedule and performances visit The Dorset Music Service Website. 

Students can access additional financial assistance by applying to our Access Fund.

To enquire about subsidised rates, please email us.

Symphony Orchestra

The largest youth orchestra of this standard available to Dorset’s young people, there is no better place to start orchestral playing. Standard Musicians playing orchestral instruments to a standard of grade 3 and higher with no audition. Principal players are required of grade 5+ by audition. Read more about Dorset Symphony Orchestra

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Jazz Orchestra

The Jazz Orchestra play a range of jazz and covers different styles of the jazz world; with an active gigging calendar. Standard Musicians playing trumpet, trombone, cornet, saxophone, clarinet, electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drum kit, double bass, voice, at a grade 5 standard or above. Membership is by audition. Read more and apply

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