Join the Preston Symphony

A PSO rehearsal in 2017 © Peter Barlow

Preston Symphony Orchestra has players from the local area and further afield, with a diverse range of day jobs, ages and backgrounds. A Committee elected by members of the orchestra runs the orchestra on a day-to-day basis and the views of players are sought as much as possible in decision-making.

Players pay a membership fee, either annually or per concert, to cover the cost of venue and music hire.

We welcome new players!

Current openings include trumpet (1), double bass (2) and percussionists. More Violins and Violas are always welcome!

There are no auditions, but players should have reached at least Grade 5 AMEB or equivalent and have good sight-reading skills. Experience in ensemble playing is very useful.

New players are very welcome.

Rehearsals for concerts in 2022 will be on Tuesdays.

If you are interested in joining the orchestra for one or more concerts, please email:

The orchestra performs 4 concerts a year, each preceded by 8 rehearsals over 7 weeks. Repertoire ranges from major Romantic symphonies to the premieres of new Australian works.

Join for one year: $100 ($50 concession – not working full time / under 25 / retired)
Or play for one concert: $30 ($15 concession)

All rehearsals are at 7.30pm – 10.00pm.
Please arrive by 7.20pm to set up in time.

Rehearsals are normally held in Preston City Hall on Gower St, Preston.

Concert Master Suresh and some violinists relaxing before Q2 2019 concert