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More aboutJoining the YFO
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.
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.
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.
Send us an email using the link below and 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.