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Here you can check the latest news on rehearsals in the light of Covid Restrictions, and see who is on the Committee.

Covid-19:  Latest News



Following the latest Government Guidance issued on 22nd September, Making Music has issued some guidelines on "Can my group get back together? ".  A copy of these guidelines can be found below


We still do not know what position we will be in from September 2021 but please find below the draft schedules for the Autumn/Winter 2021/2022 term and Spring/Summer 2022 term for reference only. 

With all the hope from the vaccination programme, we anticipate more indication over the next six months as to how we can begin to meet safely again. 


September 2021 to January 2022 (Concert Sunday 23rd January  - The Castle School - 3 pm*)*Venue subject to availability
Rehearsals in black are for FULL Orchestra
  • Wed 8th Sept 2021
  • Wed 22nd Sept
  • Wed 29th Sept STRINGS
  • Wed 6th Oct 
  • Wed 13th Oct WOODWIND
  • Wed 20th Oct 
  • HALF TERM (Mon 25th - Fri 29th Oct)
  • Wed 3rd Nov
  • Wed 10th Nov BRASS
  • Wed 17th Nov
  • Wed 24th Nov STRINGS
  • Wed 1st Dec
  • Wed 8th Dec
  • CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS (Mon 20th Dec - Mon 3rd Jan)
  • Wed 5th Jan 2022
  • Sat 8th Jan REHEARSAL DAY 
  • Wed 12th Jan
  • Wed 19th Jan
  • Sun 23rd Jan CONCERT (10.30 am rehearsal, 3 pm concert) at Castle school* TBC

February 2022 to June 2022 (Concert Saturday 11th June  - St Mary's Church, Berkeley - 7.30 pm*)*Venue subject to availability
Rehearsals in black are for FULL Orchestra
  • Wed 2nd Feb 2022
  • Wed 9th Feb STRINGS
  • Wed 16th Feb
  • HALF TERM (Mon 21st Feb - Fri 25th Feb)
  • Wed 2rd Mar
  • Wed 9th Mar WOODWIND
  • Wed 16th Mar
  • Wed 23rd Mar STRINGS
  • Wed 30th Mar
  • Wed 6th Apr
  • EASTER HOLIDAYS (Mon 11th - Fri 22nd Apr)
  • Wed 27th Apr
  • Wed 4th May WOODWIND
  • Wed 11th May
  • Wed 18th May BRASS
  • Wed 25th May
  • HALF TERM (Mon 30th May - Friday 3rd June)
  • Wed 8th June
  • Sat 11th June CONCERT (2 pm-ish rehearsal, 7.30 pm concert) at St Mary's Church, Berkeley* TBC

updated 15/02/2021

23/09/2020: Making Music - Can My Group Get Back Together
Can my group get back.....pdf
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Helpful Links


I) Government Advice: Working safely during coronavirus - Performing Arts


ii) RSCM (Royal School of Church Music): Covid-19 Resources for Churches


iii) Making Music - Website


iv) Making Music - Youtube video



Committee Members  and Roles & Responsibilities:


Chair:   Margaret Lambert  (
Treasurer: Kelly Instrell : Collecting subs, Paying the bills, Preparing Annual Accounts
Secretary: Vicky Jones  (  Minute taking and recording actions from committee meetings and AGM 
Librarian: Janet Lewis : Music Hire, distribution, returns
Charity Liaison: Helen Dee:  liaison with Charities that we are supporting, including 'on the day' participation
Marketing: Jules Miller ( :  Concert ticket sales, concert posters, TO Website)
Member's Secretary and Concert organiser: Fiona Rees (   (Orchestra members database, orchestra comms, concert logistics)
Publicity: Ken Mitchell: Publicity,(Programme, local magazines etc) website management and public speaking at concerts if no-one else volunteers.....
Other Committee Members: 
Co-opted members of the Committee are:
Musical Director: Chris Hill (
Member:  Jackie Gumb (retired Treasurer and long-time committee member)
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