Orchestra ONE

Announcing Orchestra ONE, Project 16 ‘My Generation’




Participants who attended the last project talked to us about the topic: what are the good and bad things about being one of your generation, how you think it is seen by others and how these ideas could be used to create music and lyrics. We received some fantastic suggestions which will be used to shape this project.

Saturday 1st, Sunday 2nd, Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5th April 2017

Rehearsals: 1, 2, 4  April – Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone at 10am – 4pm

Rehearsal and concert: 5 April – The Exchange Studio, Hazlitt Arts Centre, Maidstone at 1pm – 8pm

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 apply now by downloading an application form here, or 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.


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Previous projects

Sammi-Jo’s Blog
Orchestra ONE participant Sammi-Jo came to the very first project and has been part of every single project since then, as a member and also volunteer. Read Sammi-Jo’s blog using the links below:
Orchestra ONE Project 12 Blog
Orchestra ONE Project 13 Blog
Orchestra ONE Project 14 Blog

Take a look back…
Project 8
Project 9 – Listen to Project 9
Project 10 – Watch Project 10
Project 11 – 
Watch Project 11 
Project 12 – Watch Project 12
Project 13
Project 14

Project 15



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

Apply now