South Side Symphony Orchestra sounding out new members


South Side Symphony Orchestra president Irene Wright with members Shelley Cross, Mary Maxwell, Ann Bray and Christopher Cheng. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d465105
South Side Symphony Orchestra president Irene Wright with members Shelley Cross, Mary Maxwell, Ann Bray and Christopher Cheng. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d465105

SOUTH Side Symphony Orchestra (SSSO) is looking for percussionists and strings players as it prepares for a busy 2017.

The social orchestra rehearses once a week during school terms at Kadadidjiny Park Hall in Melville and has vacancies for percussionists, violin, bassoon and double bass players.

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SSSO president Irene Wright said the group aimed for four or five performances a year, including an annual charity concert.

“Last year we raised around $700 for Sands WA (a charity supporting those affected by |the death of a baby) and this year our beneficiary is Fiona Stanley Hospital,” she said.

Mrs Wright said the current 45-strong orchestra had members aged between 17 and 85 and was particularly keen to appeal to recently graduated high school students.

“A lot of students put their instruments under the bed and never play them again once they leave school,” she said.

The orchestra requires its members to possess Australian Music Examinations Board grade five or higher in their chosen instrument.

For more information, call Mrs Wright on 0437 593 571 or email enquiries@ssso.org.au.