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UP! Orchestra

A FREE inclusive orchestra for experienced musicians, complete beginners and anyone in between!

Date: 17 November 2018, 14:00 — 8 December 2018, 13:00


UP! is open to young people aged between 13 and 19 (SEN up to 25). It’s a chance to learn a new instrument, sing, rap or learn about music production - all while making new friends. UP! Orchestra is an award winning ensemble designed to be accessible for young people with special educational needs as well as young people of all backgrounds and abilities. We are particularly interested in welcoming young people who have been unable to access music education because of their life circumstances and lack of suitable opportunities on offer locally. Whilst there are no specific entry requirements and no audition process we do not think it is suitable for young people who are unaware of their surroundings or unable to engage with the music making process. Please contact us to discuss this if you are unsure.


UP! Orchestra is led by an awesome team of professional musicians whose aim is to ensure each participant has a meaningful musical experience regardless of ability, musical interest, vocal style or instrument. The team is experienced in supporting young people in mainstream settings as well as those who have mental health, disability, behavioural, ESL (English as a second language) needs and young people from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds.


We will have 3 rehearsals in Leatherhead, Surrey followed by a final rehearsal and mini performance in Brighton with Brighton’s amazing Orchestra 360. We’re hoping that this mini collaboration will pave the way for the creation next year of the South East’s first ever inclusive youth orchestra!


Rehearsals - 2pm - 4pm - Saturday 17, 24 November and 1 December. Bridge Youth Centre Leatherhead, KT22 7RB

Festive Dish sharing - 10am - 1pm Saturday 8 December. Brighton and Hove Music and Arts Brighton, BN1 8DJ

HOW DO I BOOK? For a registration form, please email Surrey Arts: E:


Surrey Music Hub : Surrey

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