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 joining a rehearsal, please message us via the contacts form or

   get in touch on our Facebook pageWe are currently looking for violin, tuba, and French horn players in



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


   We have been rehearsing again in person since May 2021 and follow a full COVID-19 safety policy.


   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:

Wednesdays 8PM to 10PM

Heald Green Methodist Church

Brown Lane, SK8 3RR