Orchestra ONE

What is Orchestra ONE?

Orchestra ONE… the Orchestra of New Experiences…. is a music group for young people to create and perform their own music, influenced by their own tastes, styles and instrumentation. It is your chance to experience playing in an orchestra like no other, with other young musicians from all backgrounds. Orchestra ONE has been directed by many of the UK’s finest musicians, including Tim Steiner, Matt Wright, Pete Wareham, James Redwood, Musiko Musika and Joe Browne. Each project is supported by specialist music tutors from Kent Music.

Orchestra ONE is FREE to join and is open to all young people between the ages of 8-18. If you would like to join Orchestra ONE you can download an application form, complete our online application form, or click the “Apply to Join” button at the bottom of this page. You can also get in touch and we’ll send you a paper application form.

For more information please email orchestraone@kent-music.com. You can also like the Orchestra ONE Facebook page to stay up to date with project information.

Previous projects

Read about our previous Orchestra ONE projects alongside blogs written by participant Sammi-Jo who has been with us since the very first project! Find out more.


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Where do Orchestra ONE meet?
Varied locations

What standard do you have to be to join?
You can be of any standard.  Many of our members never played an instrument before they attended Orchestra ONE, others are experienced musicians.

How old do you need to be?
8 – 18

What instruments/musicians play in the Orchestra?
All musicians are welcome, no matter of style or ability: jazzers, DJs, classical players, folk musicians, self-taught individuals, MCs, singers, sounds designers… absolutely every young musician is welcome to apply.

Do I need to audition?
No. You will not have to audition for any of our local music groups.

When can I join?
You can register your interest / join Orchestra One for a forthcoming project whenever you want by completing an application form

What is the cost?
Free to attend

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