Members pay subs to cover the cost of the rehearsal room, hire of music etc. Subs are £60 per year paid from September or £20 per term. If you pay after 31 December the full yearly rate is increased to £65. There is a 75% reduction offered to full time students. Student rates will therefore be £15 full rate and £5 termly.
Since the 2006 AGM we have adopted a constitution and now have charitable status. This means we are able to claim tax back on fees paid by UK tax payers.
The orchestra is a democratically run club. Each year a committee is elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) , which is open to all members. The committee is made up of officers with responsibilities for administration, publicity, finance, etc, and representatives from each of the main sections of the orchestra. The Leader and Conductor are also members of the committee.
Following the elections at the AGM in October 2021, the current list of committee members is as below: -
Iain Cumming - Chairman
Gillian Butcher - Secretary
Trevor Lax - Conductor
Zosia Cocker - Leader
Richard Mee - Treasurer
Sue Ford & Trevor Lax - Librarian
Richard Mee - Concert Manager
Rachel Edgecombe - Strings Representative
Alison Parrott - Wind Representative
Yasmin Blackshaw - Media