Sillars Orchestra vacancies

We currently have vacancies for players of:

  • Percussion
  • Viola
  • Bass Trombone

We are always pleased to hear from any amateur musician who plays an orchestral instrument and might be interested in future openings. Current members have a breadth of abilities and backgrounds. Some are retired, while others are in full time jobs or education.

We can only accept adult players, but our members range from teenagers to octogenarians, which makes for variety and interest.

Most importantly, we do not compete, individually or as a group. This means that no pressure is placed on a newcomer. Time and patience is available for any player who is prepared to put effort into developing their instrumental competence and group playing skills.

If you are a player who is committed to music and interested in filling any of our available positions on a permanent basis, then please contact our Membership Secretary, Mary Thrower.

Could you be a guest player?

Even if we fill all our vacancies, there will still be unavoidable absences which mean we face the problem of finding someone for that all important concert…

You can therefore register your willingness to fill that ‘one-off’ concert gap. Your help can then be given without jeopardising your loyalty and commitment to other music groups. To help you decide, we recommend that you attend one of our concerts to see if this opportunity appeals to you.

Who knows? This opportunity may provide a touch of light relief from your usual weekly routine. If you think this might be for you, we would be pleased to hear from you.

Joining Sillars Orchestra

All adult musicians are welcome with us and there are no proficiency requirements. We do not ask for auditions.

If you want to join, you need to contact our Membership Secretary. If we have space, you will be invited to join us for a couple of rehearsals before deciding whether you want to apply for membership or not. Usually, the only reason for deferring acceptance of applications has been a practical limit on the number of players of each instrument.

Please keep an eye on this page or follow us on Facebook or Instagram to stay up to date with the latest openings.

As much as we like having new players join us, please do not attend unless invited by our Membership Secretary.


Come and see the Sillars Orchestra at the following events.


Sillars at the Proms

St Catherine's Church, Mile Cross, Aylsham Road, NR3 2RJ

Programme includes: Proms favourites plus The Pink Panther, An American in Paris and Themes from E.T. Zoe Clare Ramsden – Conductor Tracey Forsdyke – Leader Tickets £12 £5 for children…

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