Join TLO

Interested in joining TLO?


New members are always welcome to come along to any rehearsal. If you’d like to ask any questions

or just have an informal chat prior to rehearsal then please email us via the contacts form or get in

touch via our Facebook page.

We rehearse on Wednesdays between 20:00 and 22:00.

What to bring to a rehearsal: Your instrument and a music stand (if you have one!)


Where to find us: Heald Green Methodist Church, Brown Lane, Heald Green, SK8 3RR

Typically we split the rehearsal into two halves - allowing for a short refreshment break in the middle

and a chance to catch up with fellow players


Meet some of our members

Our players are a variety of standards and we encourage any rusty returners, including those who may be new to ensemble playing or more

experienced players to come and give us a go.

There are no expectations and many of our members have worked their way up from beginner to advanced level with perseverance and the

support of the orchestra.


Find out more about some of our current members below.


Name: Sandy McLean


Instrument: 1st Violin


Length of time with the orchestra: Getting on for 3 years!


"I joined TLO because I just wanted to have a go at being in an orchestra and hearing other players around me. I'd not played for 40 years but everyone was so encouraging that I just kept on going. It's a whole new chapter in my life."



Name: Alex Chattington


Instrument: Double Bass


Length of time with the orchestra: About 22 years!


"When I retired I was looking for a group to play with (initially I was looking for 'Big Band'). I was invited to try TLO because a Bass was needed. 22 years later... and I still enjoy the variety of music but it's the friendly crowd that really makes it!"

Name: Ben Attfield


Instrument: Trombone


Length of time with the orchestra: 18 months


"I joined the orchestra to get more experience playing in ensembles. I really enjoy the wide variety of music we play, as well as the friendly atmosphere there is at every rehearsal - everyone is always made to feel welcome.

Come and test drive a rehearsal:

Wednesday's 8PM to 10PM

Heald Green Methodist Church

Brown Lane, SK8 3RR


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