Offshoot Groups

Our offshoot groups help to raise funds for the orchestra. If you’d like any information about joining any of the groups below, please contact Andy Jackson:
Telephone: 0788 034 6145

Cobweb Chamber Orchestra

The Cobweb Chamber Orchestra provides an opportunity for more experienced players to tackle more complex music. It is a balanced ensemble and demands a greater level of commitment from players to learn specific repertoire. The music does not require trombones (sorry trombonists!).

Cobweb Cabaret Ensemble

The Cobweb Cabaret Ensemble uses around 10 to 17 musicians, who play a wide range of music, from classical and jazz to popular and Latin American numbers, with much of the repertoire especially arranged or composed by Andy Jackson, who directs from the trumpet.

Guinea Pig Orchestra

The GPO is an  group of brave players who are not a regular group but who volunteer to be guinea pigs whenever Cobwebs needs to carry out controlled musical experiments. GPO sessions may be called to accompany soloists, to hone conducting skills, or for our composers & arrangers to try out a new pieces, but you never quite know what it’ll be next.

Cobweb Baroque Group

The Cobweb Baroque Group is a flexible number of string players who enjoy playing music from the 17th and early 18th centuries. Much of the repertoire is by Vivaldi, Corelli, Handel and Bach. They play without a conductor, directed by Elizabeth Beer on first violin. They are also occasionally joined by guest wind or brass players.

Rehearsals are usually arranged at Dipton Community Centre on a Thursday evening, outside of our usual Dipton group term time, from 7.15 until 9.15 pm.

For further information about the Baroque Group, please contact Elizabeth Beer: