First rehearsal of the orchestra after confinement.
Proposed by Rebecca Morris
The Rusty Players Orchestra is led by the People’s Orchestra, an artistic charity based in the Midlands with an overarching vision of sharing the fun of making music and of having music playing and singing.
In addition to the Rusty Players Orchestra, the association operates one of the country’s leading amateur orchestras and a network of performing choirs.
It is open to anyone who wishes to play music, whether they have not played it for some time or are new to playing an instrument.
The Community Orchestra is based at the Moseley Community Hub in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.
The orchestra is for players of all instruments, ages and abilities. No audition is required and everyone is welcome. It’s a fun, friendly and supportive atmosphere and musicians have the opportunity to rehearse, play, socialize and enjoy music together.
The music is arranged to suit the level of each player, and the orchestra plays music that appears in everyday life, including movies, games, popular classical music, television, and live music. . No level certification is required, but it is recommended that players be confident in playing music. If necessary, assistance will also be provided.
The orchestra is led by talented conductor and trumpeter Bradley Wilson, a student at the Royal Birmingham Conservatory.
Bradley said: âIf your musical instrument has been in its case for too long or you are new to playing an instrument and want to improve yourself and play with others, then this is the perfect orchestra for you. you.
âWe’re always on the lookout for new members, so if you like to play music but are feeling a little rusty, join us. There is no pressure to be perfect, just come and try! It’s a great way to improve your game and boost your confidence.
Known for its musical excellence, in 2016 the main orchestra was chosen as one of the top five and most inspiring amateur orchestras in the country and has participated in the BBC’s All together now: great orchestral challenge.
The charity received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in June 2021 and has a tradition of offering internships and volunteer experiences. Since 2013, it has helped more than 1,000 unemployed people find new jobs through its award-winning program of company internships, education programs and community outreach.
Newcomers are always welcome and the first month is free. For more information, visit.
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