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Hannah Clifford
Thursday, January 3, 2013 14:02
Orchestras or ensembles
Hi there, does anyone know of any orchestras or ensembles in the local area that I could join? I play flute to grade 7.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thank you!

H Spence
Thursday, January 3, 2013 18:44
You could always try this lot, -
Believe they have all ages and ability playing on a Saturday morning.
Julian Hide
Friday, January 4, 2013 10:01
Hi Hannah
Are you looking at classical, or would you be interested in folk?
Hannah Clifford
Friday, January 4, 2013 13:38
Thank you so much for the quick replies. I'll look into Skipton music centre although I was hoping for an adult orchestra or ensemble. I'm used to orchestral but would try out folk, I think someone else mentioned folk music in the village. Do you know whether they would want a flute and whether they play music using notation or is it more improvised? Thanks again for your help! Hannah
Howard Barrett
Sunday, January 6, 2013 22:19
Skipton Camerata would seem more like the kind of organisation that you appear to be seeking.


Hannah Clifford
Sunday, January 13, 2013 16:17
Thanks Howard, that's great. I will contact them.
Stuart Robinson
Sutton in Craven
Sunday, January 13, 2013 17:41
Hi Hannah,

I can advise that there are two military type bands in the area and I play with both,

Firstly The Yorkshire Volunteer Band based at Castleford


Secondly The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Band based at Bradford.

Both have there own websites and are busy with the Vols about to go to France in Feb and the WYFRS going to Canada later in the year. If I can be of any further assistance ref the bands please feelfree to ask.

Tim Clarke
Skipton (formerly Sutton)
Sunday, July 7, 2013 23:49
Hi Hannah,

I play clarinets with Clitheroe Town Band and it may be worth asking re joining the flutes.

There is also the Bradford Metropolitan Concert Band, who are currently experiencing a renaissance under their new MD.

If you like a 'challenge' there is Skipton RBL Band, a corps of drums using Bb flutes, a 6-key instrument used in the military, together drums & bugles.


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