WPO MEMBERSHIP DETAILS
Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings, from 19:15 to 21:30, although this is sometimes extended by anything up to half an hour, with advance notice. Full attendance is expected, and woodwind, brass and percussion players are required to arrange deputies if unable to attend.
Rehearsals, including sectionals, take place mostly at the Worthing Assembly Hall . A final pre-concert day rehearsal is occasionally added on a Friday evening, with all regular concerts taking place on Sundays, typically at 3pm, preceded by a three-hour rehearsal. There are usually five or six major concerts during a season, with extra public events taking place from time to time.
It is your responsibility to do your best to get your music to a rehearsal if you are unable to attend. We hire most parts, and do not have spare copies.
For most concerts, this comprises long black for ladies and black dinner jacket with black bow tie for gentlemen. For the concerts during the spring and summer, this is changed to black shirts with no jacket for gentlemen, if the weather is especially warm. At our Christmas concert the usual attire is bright-coloured dresses/tops for ladies and white shirts with coloured bow ties for men.
All members are required to pay an annual subscription which helps fund the orchestra’s costs.
You should fit in to one of the following five categories:
Pay for the year at £120.00
Pay £40.00 as the first of three instalments
Under 26s is half price ie £60.00 for the year or 3 instalments of £20.00
Students in full time education – free
Speak in confidence to a committee member if you are in a position of financial hardship and cannot afford to pay
Our subscription year begins in September. If you join part way through the year, payment is pro-rata by term (not by concert). New joiners in January pay £80, new joiners from April onwards pay £40.
Please fill in a gift aid form with your subscription payment if applicable.
Payment can be made online, via the members' section of this website, or by cheque, cash and online bank transfer.
We ask you to provide an email address and telephone number so that we can contact you. We only use this data for orchestra communications and don’t share it with third parties. Our primary method of communication is by email.