Membership & Auditions

All members of the orchestra are accomplished musicians, most from the Salisbury area, although some travel a considerable distance to participate.


The Salisbury Symphony Orchestra is a very sociable orchestra with adult members of all ages. There is always the opportunity  for a friendly chat over coffee in rehearsal breaks and we generally hold a party at the end of the year.


The orchestra rehearses at 7:30 pm on Fridays in the term leading up to a concert (see rehearsal schedule) Usually at the:


South Wilts Grammar School

Stratford Road

Salisbury, SP1 3JJ


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Our Requirements

If you play to at least Grade 8 standard are interested in joining the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra as a playing member, please contact the Honorary Secretary. You may be invited to play at rehearsals, so that you and the orchestra can get acquainted and, if you are up to the required standard to fill a vacancy, an audition will be arranged with the Conductor, Leader and relevant section principal.


Please note that players must be of high standard to play the repertoire performed by the orchestra and auditions are arranged with this in mind.


We currently have vacancies for:


Double Basses





Additional string players are always welcome. We also frequently have need for augment players to perform works for larger orchestra. If you would like to be considered for augment, please apply to:


Hon. Secretary: Edward Rippier, Meadow View,
Ford, Salisbury, SP4 6DL

Tel: 01722 323778 



Membership subscription fees are currently £90 per year, with a discounted rate of £45 for full-time students.