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Church of England Primary School

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Orchestra - My Little Orchestra

St Johns Orchestra Club - Yvonne Smith 


St John’s Orchestra Club was formed in 2023.  

Open to years 3, 4, 5 and 6


Orchestra Club is run by Yvonne Smith, a local music teacher (PGCE specialising in primary music) with over 20 years’ experience. All music is provided, at the level of the child, whether they know just the first 3 notes, or are Grade V. 


Any instrument can be played - we currently have flutes, recorders, violins, guitars, ukuleles, xylophones and percussion.  Children who learn piano are very welcome and play xylophones. There is no audition to join but children need to be able to read and play 3 notes on their chosen instrument. 


Currently, 13 children come along every week to rehearse from 3.15 - 4.15 on a Wednesday after school. 


We play a mix of classical tunes and pop songs.  The orchestra has performed at the Christmas Carol Service,  PTA carols in the playground, a workshop organised by the Royal Tunbridge Wells Symphony Orchestra at Rose Hill School and the Tunbridge Wells Primary Schools Orchestra Workshop at The Skinners School with over 100 other children from local schools. 


Orchestra Club costs £5 per week but trips and workshops are free. A taster session is available on request. 


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