Orchestra ONE

Music Centre

Ashford Music Centre







Upcoming Project:

Project 31 – Myths and Legends

30 May – 2 June 2023
Applications are now open!

Orchestra ONE… the Orchestra of New Experiences…. is a large ensemble for young musicians between the ages of 11 and 18.

Members of Orchestra ONE come from a wide range of musical backgrounds and create their own original music during each four day project.  Every project offers a new experience influenced by changing themes, collaborations and specialist tutor teams but most importantly by the young musicians’ own interests, styles and instrumentation. Participants range from long term members to newcomers which ensures support and renewal as Orchestra ONE continues to develop.

Make the music of legends this summer at Orchestra ONE!

From tales of the gods to urban myths, historical heroes to local legends, young musicians are invited to draw on stories to create brand new music – and maybe a few myths of their own.

Tuesday 30 May – Friday 2 June | ages 11 – 18 | Ashford

Applications are now open!

Previous Projects – Information and Photos:

Project 30: Fantasy

Project 29: The Natural World

Project 28: Time Travel (O1’s 10th anniversary project)!

Project 27: O1 FEST

Project 26: Communication

Project 25: Food

Project 24: Magic

Project 23: Gaming and Technology

Project 22: The Future

What standard do you have to be to join?

You can be of any standard.  Many of our members have only been learning their instrument for a short while before attending Orchestra ONE, others are experienced musicians. We ask that beginners can play at least three notes or three chords, but there is no restriction on instruments or preferred genres. 

How old do you need to be?

11 – 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, sound 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.

How much does it cost?

£40 per participant per project. Sibling discount is also available.

How do I get involved?

Applications for each project should be made directly on the project’s event page on our website. Please see ‘Upcoming Project’ above for details of the next one.

How do I get in touch?

If you have any questions about the O1 project, please contact Maria Dorey via musiccentres@kent-music.com

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