Bristol Junior String Orchestra

The Bristol Junior String Orchestra is the next step after Starter Strings and String Group running from 9.30-11.30am on Saturday mornings, and for players of violin, viola, cello and double bass playing at approx grade 2+ on their chosen instrument.

The orchestra has a happy, friendly atmosphere within which young people can develop their instrument playing and musicianship whilst also making new friends and have fun!

The BJSO team is led by conductor, secondary music teacher and string specialist Rachel Killick, supported by four experienced string tutors.  The morning is split into full orchestral rehearsals as well as sectional time.  The orchestra rehearses pieces specially arranged for the needs and abilities of the players with repertoire covering a wide range of styles from traditional classical music through to musical theatre, film and rock & pop arrangements.

They perform in 3 concerts over the course of the academic year in venues across the city in collaboration with the other groups at Music Centre West.

Once a year players will have the opportunity to attend our highly anticipated musical residential weekend at Kilve with the Bristol Junior Wind Band.

Venue Day Times Standard Ages Cost (2 Terms)
Bristol Music Centre, West Sat 9.30am – 11.30am Grade 2+ 7 -11 £45

Music Centre West is currently recruiting for new members. 

To apply for a place please contact:  | 0117 204 7140

Depending on your level and experience you may also like the following:

  • Bristol Youth Orchestra
  • Bristol Youth Chamber Orchestra
  • Bristol Bridge Orchestra
  • Bristol Youth Wind Ensemble

Held at Bristol Centre for Musicians

  • Bristol Junior String Orchestra
  • Starter Strings
  • String Group
  • Bristol Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Bristol Wind  Band
  • Flute Group
  • Saxophone Ensemble
  • Bristol Young Percussion

Held at Bristol Music Centre, West