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JoiningAll You Need to Know


  • New Members Welcome!

    Have you ever considered joining an orchestra? It’s a fantastic way to make new friends and meet like-minded people. Playing with other musicians will take your skills to the next level and really boost your confidence.There’s so much to gain and enjoy!

  • Learn and Build Confidence

    The YFO is a relaxed group including both long-standing members and newcomers. Musicians come to us with varying levels of experience but we are here to help you to learn, improve and have fun. All members can nominate which performances they would like to play at.

  • Eligibility

    We play traditional and new international folk music featuring melodeon and accordion; woodwind instruments including recorder, oboe, flute and clarinet; stringed instruments including violin, viola, cello, guitar, ukulele and mandolin, and percussion instruments. There is no need to audition before joining. We welcome members of any age although under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

  • Fees

    There is a nominal annual membership fee to cover costs including insurance. Rehearsals are charged at £2 for members and £4 for non-members. Entry is free for anyone visiting for the first time and thinking about joining the group.

  • Say Hello...

    Simply fill out the form below to let us know you’re interested in joining. We hold regular rehearsals in Benfleet, Essex and you are welcome to come along and say hello – we’ll be happy to show you around.!

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    New Members Welcome!

    Have you ever considered joining an orchestra? It's a fantastic way to make new friends and meet like-minded people. Playing with other musicians will take your skills to the next level and really boost your confidence.There's so much to gain and enjoy!
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    Learn and Build Confidence

    The YFO is a relaxed group including both long-standing members and newcomers. Musicians come to us with varying levels of experience but we are here to help you to learn, improve and have fun.
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    Eligibility

    We consider all instruments and there is no need to audition before joining. We welcome members of any age although under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
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    Fees

    Membership is free. Rehearsals are charged at £2 for members and £4 for non-members. Entry is free for anyone visiting for the first time and thinking about joining the group.
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    Say Hello...

    Simply fill out the form below to let us know you're interested in joining. We hold regular rehearsals in the Southend area - come along and say hello - we'll be happy to show you around.

    Membership Enquiries



    If you are interested in becoming a member of the orchestra, please email us including the following details:

    • Your name
    • Your location
    • Instruments played
    • Experience / ability
    • Contact number
    • Any other relevant information

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