History of the WCO

The Windsor Community Orchestra started up in 2004. It has been doing 3 concerts a year since then. Each concert includes 6 or 7 orchestral pieces, and also features solos and smaller groups made up of members of the orchestra. These have been as diverse as a brass duet, an accordion solo and a jazz trio.

How to join

Joining the orchestra costs only £25 per term with reductions for additional family members.

To join the orchestra, you can e-mail Elaine at wco@windsororchestra.org.uk, call on 01753 859123, or even just turn up, instrument in hand, at one of the rehearsals.


The orchestra at the dress rehearsal for the 2018 Summer concert.

News from the orchestra

New term started

Our new Autumn term started on Thursday 20th September. We're playing some interesting music this term, from Borodin, Brahms and Mozart, plus some lighter faire. It's not too late to join this term, so why not come along to see what we're like. Details of the times and location are on our Meeting dates page.

2018/9 dates now available

The dates for our 2018/2019 season are now available on our Meeting dates page. This includes both rehearsal and concert dates for all 3 terms.

As a reminder, you can see what the orchestra is like by just turning up to any of our rehearsals, instrument in hand. However, Elaine can provide parts for most instruments at any level, so if you let her know you're turning up we can get a part ready if needed. To let us know you're coming, you can e-mail wco@windsororchestra.org.uk.

If you wish to join the orchestra, it costs £25 per term with reductions for additional family members.

2018 Summer concert

The Windsor Community Orchestra played in its Summer concert on the 5th July 2018. There was a slightly reduced but very enthusiastic audience. We played some standards from our repertoire, including a favourite piece by Debussy, coupled with some new and more recent tunes. This included some hard rock anthems, which gave our drummer something to do.

We never charge for our concerts as we are a community orchestra. Our motto is: A community making music for the community. But we do take voluntary donations for charity at the door. Our summer concert raised £178.60 for this term's chosen charity, The Thames Valley Air Ambulance.

What's on next

2018 Christmas concert

Our 2018 Christmas Concert will be held at Dedworth Green Baptist Church on Thursday 29th November, 2018.

Further details, and all future meeting dates and times, are available on the Meeting dates page.

About the orchestra

The Windsor Community Orchestra is a local orchestra for all ages, including children above 9 years old, young people and adults, who meet to learn a wide range of music and perform together in the community. We welcome players of any grade or ability, but the orchestra is designed for those under grade 5.

You can find more details in the About us page.