Children are invited to join orchestra once they have taken grade 1. They rehearse on Thursday mornings before school and are given opportunities throughout the year to perform to the school and their parents. One of the great things about orchestra is how quickly progress can be seen, both individually and as a group.

Orchestra is a relatively new ensemble at Hayes and has rapidly grown over the last 2 years. In the first concert, the orchestra had only 10 members. In last year’s concert, there were over 30 children. This is a direct result of the other ensembles feeding into this higher level ensemble.

Our orchestra is a real asset to the school and it is a privilege to see the enjoyment it gives to the students (and the teachers!).